Sixers Notes: Sixers' Iguodala, Turner work on their offense

Posted: April 24, 2011

After practice Saturday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner played several games of one-on-one.

Iguodala and Turner might be the two players the 76ers need the most from on Sunday against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center.

Certainly, Iguodala, who has scored just 19 points in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, must produce more if the Sixers stand a chance of avoiding a sweep and extending this best-of-seven series.

Through the first three games, Iguodala and Turner each are averaging 6.3 points per game. This is especially surprising considering that Turner's 14.0 minutes a game is considerably less than Iguodala's 38.0 minutes a game, although Iguodala's supporting numbers (rebounds and assists) have been robust.

Between each game of one-on-one Saturday, Iguodala and Turner shot free throws. On many occasions, Turner threw the ball in frustration off the side wall, leading those watching to believe that Iguodala was winning the matchup.

Most consistent

When it was suggested to Jrue Holiday that he was the team's most consistent playoff scorer, the point guard disagreed. Holiday said that power forward Elton Brand (13.7 points per game) was by far the team's most steady scorer, always knowing where his shots would come from.

"I kind of disagree with that," Holiday said. "I think EB might be the most consistent scorer I've seen."

The helmet

During Saturday night's Game 5 between the Flyers and Buffalo Sabres at the Wells Fargo Center, Turner was seen wearing an orange "puck head" helmet.

Turner attended the game, which the Flyers lost in overtime, and tweeted a picture of himself wearing the helmet with the following message, "My new head gear. #goflyers."

No end

More than anything, these Sixers don't want their season to end Sunday.

"I don't want to have exit interviews on Monday," Collins said. "I want to have practice."

- Kate Fagan

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|