Evan Turner didn't make many friends in Illinois when he said that his Philadelphia 76ers matched up better with the Chicago Bulls than the Miami Heat prior to the 2012 NBA Playoffs, but it sounds like he'll get a chance to back that sentiment up in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
The second-year shooting guard is likely to get the start in place of Jodie Meeks on Tuesday night against the Derrick Rose-less Bulls. Nothing's been set in stone, but numerous reports are indicating there's a strong possibility of Turner chasing around C.J. Watson when the second game of the series begins.
Asked if Watson was his assignment to guard, Holiday said, "No, that's Evan. I'm on Rip (Hamilton) tomorrow."
That little sentence was telling. Earlier when asked who would be starting tomorrow, Collins laughed, telling reporters that he wasn't going to answer that, which was his same response on Sunday. With Jodie Meeks so ineffective in Game One and a good performance by Evan Turner, the assumption is that Turner will get the starting nod. Holiday's comment seemed to cement that.
It will be interesting to see what happens when the starting lineups are submitted, but it certainly seems like Turner will get the go-ahead over Meeks, at least in the early goings of Game 2.
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