|We've all been fooled before. It's only three games. They haven't faced a well-rested, solid defense yet. There are countless reasons to resist the temptation to sell out, to buy in, to believe what we've seen since Evan Turner was unleashed. Keep them all in the back of your mind while you read on, because right now it's time to start asking ourselves what if this is truly legit.|
|It was certainly a great day at the Garden. The Knicks had absolutely no answer for the Sixers, on either end of the floor. The only time in the second half the Knicks even came close to competing was when their "superstars" were glued to the bench. A trend that can't be considered coincidence in NYC anymore. Game four of the Evan Turner Experience was another roaring success. Great road win. (game capsule).|
|Contrary to their usual pattern, the Sixers used a consistent offensive attack throughout the game and a late defensive surge to put another double-digit victory on the board over the Utah Jazz tonight. (game capsule).|
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|The only thing I like more than winning is winning big. The only thing I like more than winning big is winning over Boston. The only thing I like more than winning over Boston is beating Boston like a rented mule and sending them home with their tail between their legs and two games separating the Sixers from them in the standings. Evan Turner, welcome to the party. (game capsule).|
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|With no true post player, and the only legit scoring threat up front being a small, non-stretch PF, the Sixers are left to rely on their backcourt for a whole lot. On the defensive end, they have to work from the outside in. On the offensive end, not only do the smalls have to spoon-feed opportunities to the bigs, but they have to handle the bulk of the scoring as well. For the first 25 games of the season, they did just that. In the last six, they haven't even come close.|
|No Elton Brand, Iguodala and Jrue suffer through dreadful shooting nights, second night of a back-to-back against a well-rested, 16-7 Atlanta Hawks squad...no problem. The Sixers used their bench and the return of their starting center to systematically pick the Hawks apart on the road and cap a 3-1 week in style. (game capsule).|
|It's gotten to the point where every single thread is being hijacked with the Turner vs. Meeks discussion, and really nothing has been added to the conversation by either side in the first month of the season, so it's time to segregate these discussions. If you have anything to say about the subject, post it here. If you post it elsewhere, it will be deleted.|
|There's no shame in losing to the Miami Heat in Miami, especially not when you're short your starting center, playing against a rested team when you're on the second night of a back-to-back. There's no shame in the loss, at all, but sometimes it's not if you lose, but how you lose that defines you as a team. What we saw in the second half last night was not characteristic of this Sixers team. (game capsule)|
|My biggest regret when I look back on this game is that we'll never get a chance to see a playoff series between the Nuggets and the Sixers. That was one of the most entertaining regular season games I can remember. My second biggest regret is the Sixers had this game, right there, and they let it slip right through their fingers. (game capsule)|
|The Sixers weathered a terrible first half, an up-and-down third quarter, then absolutely blew the Hornets' doors off in the fourth to pick up their third win of the season, 101-93 (game capsule). This game showed us a lot about this young team, how far they've come in the past 14 months, and what still needs to be done for them to take the next step.|
|After turning our attention from the lockout to the amnesty clause to free agency, it's finally time to look at something on the court. Assuming the Sixers don't make any big moves in the next 3.5 weeks, the starting lineup is set at PG, SF and PF. The center position will probably be a lesser of several evils deal, which leaves us with the two.|
|This time last year most of us were looking forward to a new perimeter trio for the Sixers. Jrue Holiday at the point, Evan Turner at shooting guard and Andre Iguodala at small forward. A lot has happened between now and then, most of it not involving those three players at those three positions at the same time. Today, let's take a look back at the season and see if J.T.I. was given a chance, how well they performed and maybe take a look into the future as well.|
|The sale is imminent, the lockout is churning on and thankfully, Rich can't be distracted. He's still got his mind on basketball and today he's going to take us on a journey into Evan Turner's offensive game, particularly his play in isolation situations. Enjoy.|