Evan Turner: 76ers Want to Face Bulls
Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner wants to face the Chicago Bulls in a first-round series.
The second-year swingman made that clear while discussing the potential first-round series between the Sixers and Bulls. When asked what it would mean to face the Bulls, the Chicago native told the Delaware County Times, “It means we’re dodging the tougher team. That’s what I think.”
Heading into the final day of the regular season Thursday, the Sixers are on track to face the Bulls in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. That’s a matchup that Turner is looking forward to.
“I think we’ll be able to compete well against Chicago,” Turner told the Times, “and have an opportunity to win the series.”
Turner’s comments were met by a collective shoulder shrug in the Bulls’ locker room Wednesday night.
“Well, all right,” Bulls guard Kyle Korver said. “I’m not going to get into a war of words with Evan Turner. All right, come play us.”