Thursday, July 30, 2015

76ers guards Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday expect to play tonight vs. Atlanta Hawks

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UPDATE (5:50 p.m.): Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday are both in the starting lineup for tonight's gameagainst the Hawks.

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Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday both said they expect to play in the 76ers game tonight at the Wells Fargo Center against the Atlanta Hawks.

Holiday has missed the last four games with a sprained left foot. Turner suffered a mild left ankle sprain during Wednesday’s loss in Houston against the Rockets.

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  • “I am good,” Turner said after this morning’s shootaround. “I am going to go out and compete tonight. It wasn’t too serious.”

    Holiday gave a similar positive prognosis.

    “Today was the first time I went full speed and put pressure on my foot and we will see tonight how it goes,” Holiday said. “I am excited to get back there.”

    Before tonight’s game, Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo will also give an update on Andrew Bynum, who visited with Dr. David Alchek on Thursday for an examination on his chronically injured knees.

    Bynum had said on Sunday he hoped to be cleared for contact after the exam.

    In other news guard Maalik Wayns (right foot pain) is a game-time decision,.

    Contact Marc Narducci at mnarducci@phillynews.com or @sjnard on Twitter.

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