Magic coach Stan Van Gundy wants to know what's ailing Hedo Turkoglu's game lately. Turkoglu says Van Gundy or anybody else can start with his right knee, and he'd prefer you'd approach it with caution. "It's been killing me," Turkoglu said. "It's tough, man. I can't move the way I want to." Turkoglu has been sore ever since Miami Heat forward Mike Miller fell into his leg during Thursday night's game in Orlando. He doesn't believe it's serious, but said, "I might need to get it looked at." Turkoglu, also dealing with some back pain, said that he struggled moving on his leg throughout Sunday's loss against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. He had a dreadful day, going scoreless in the second half. He finished 1-of-10, missing all four of his 3-point attempts. Turkoglu never got his offense going against Paul Pierce, misfiring on his first four shots. He had three assists in the opening quarter --- two on alley-oop passes to Dwight Howard --- but those were the end of his highlights. He played just 24 minutes, 39 seconds --- an indication of Van Gundy's dissatisfaction with Turkoglu. It was the fewest minutes he had played --- save the 24:05 he logged on Jan. 21 against Toronto --- since he was acquired from the Phoenix Suns on Dec. 18.
Orlando Magic puzzled over Hedo Turkoglu's slump
Orlando Sentinel | Feb 8