Saturday, December 27, 2014

Evan Turner in for Andre Iguodala in starting lineup

Rookie Evan Turner will start for injured Andre Iguodala as the Sixers face the New York Knicks this afternoon at Madison Square Garden

Evan Turner in for Andre Iguodala in starting lineup

Coach Doug Collins announced that rookie Evan Turner will get the starting nod today for injured Andre Iguodala as the Sixers face the Knicks in New York this afternoon.

Iguodala, who did not speak to reporters prior to the game, is missing his first start in 252 games with a strained right Achilles tendon. He walked without a limp through the Sixers locker room and into the training room before the game to get treatment.

Also, forward Andres Nocioni will start, though he sprained his left ankle in Friday night's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nocioni missed most of the preseason with a sprain of the same ankle, which he in the summer preparing for the World Championships with Team Argentina.

Collins said the starting lineup today would be Jrue Holiday, Turner, Nocioni, Elton Brand and Spencer Hawes. Guard Jodi Meeks, who has been deactivated for each game this season along with Craig Brackins, will be activated today.h

Bob Cooney
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