Is Something Wrong with Evan Turner?
What’s wrong with Evan Turner?
Not much, if you ask the Boston Celtics, who got all of him they wanted Wednesday night in the Wells Fargo Center.
Turner, playing just his second game as a starter this season, more than doubled his season scoring average by the end of the first half, and played the kind of complete game one would expect from a player taken with the second pick in the draft.
He would finish with a career-high 26 points, but the way he played was more impressive than any numbers placed next to his name.
He was so active in the romping 103-71 win over Boston that the Celtics were on their heels from the beginning. He stepped up and made nice midrange jump shots, ran the break, and finished with authority, used his good handle to create space and attack the basket. Turner, as he shared the point guard position with Jrue Holiday, was everything the Sixers hoped he would be when he was drafted, and everything he has been only on occasion since joining the team.