As John Wall approached, Philadelphia 76ers second-year guard Evan Turner got down in his defensive stance, and waited for Wall to make a move. Turner bit as Wall dribbled left, then stumbled as Wall crossed over and drove right. Wall blew past the frozen Turner, then elevated for vicious one-handed jam over Craig Brackins. Turner went back to the next play, as Wall hooted and cursed, and had to deal with another reminder of the explosiveness and athleticism that led the Wizards select Wall over him with the No. 1 overall choice in June 2010. But since Wall's dunk merely brought the Wizards within 38 points during an eventual 103-78 loss in the preseason opener on Friday, Turner also left Verizon Center with a victory.
76ers' Evan Turner doesn't want to be compared to John Wall
Washington Post | Dec 21