Evan Turner shouldn’t feel bad running up the score on the L.A. Lakers, they do it all the time, and will return to doing it when Kobe Bryant returns and he gets a real sidekick.
Turner threw down a nasty 360 dunk against the Lakers at the very end of a nice 111-104 road win for a struggling 76ers teams.
Turner of course broke the unwritten rule of not trying to score when the game is in hand and the shot clock has been turned off.
Most teams just dribble it out, and anything other than that is taken as a sign of disrespect. Turner after throwing down the dunk, quickly realized he was wrong, and tried to apologize to Nick Young and other Lakers to no avail.
CSNPhilly.com reported that Turner further apologized in his post-game comments.
“I really thought there was 10 or 15 seconds left, so I didn’t think much of it until I came down,” Turner said. “Then I saw that it was .4 seconds and then I realized I was trippin’.”
“I apologized, and said I made a mistake,” Turner continued. “We are grown men. I shook hands. Nobody had anything to say so I am not going to worry too much about it.”
Turner finished with 22 points (on 9-for-19 shooting), seven rebounds and six assists in 42 minutes.