After starting out 2-0 in the Orlando Summer League, the Sixers have dropped back down to .500 and looked miserable doing it.
Just a horrible, horrible night for basketball fans and Sixers fans in particular. Jrue Holiday didn't play (strained hamstring, nothing serious), Marreese Speights apparently had some kind of agreement that he would only play through Wednesday's game, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but I haven't heard the reason why. The Sixers were basically left with only Jodie Meeks and Evan Turner as definite members of the real team suited up.
Meeks did his part, leading the team with 17 points, but it wasn't enough against the mighty Bobcats. Evan Turner turned in his worst performance (and that's saying something) of the week. Turner finished 1/6 from the floor, with 3 turnovers and 5 fouls in only 18:45 of action. Since Jrue was out, Turner had the ball in his hands more tonight. It didn't seem to make much of a difference though, so we can probably discount that excuse for his pedestrian play. Time to hang your hat on the layoff, I guess. I will say, Turner has looked like a better defender than I thought he'd be, minus all the reaching which is easily corrected.
The guys will suit up for their final game in Orlando at 10:00am against the Jazz. I'll be in meetings during the game, but I'll be around the rest of the day. If you're watching the game, use this as your game post. This week's Pressing Questions post will be up late this afternoon. Happy Friday.