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Turner sidelined against Suns

PHOENIX – 76ers swingman Evan Turner will miss Saturday night's game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center due to right knee soreness.

The 6-foot-7, 216-pounder sat out Saturday morning's shootaround. But at that time, coach Brett Brown said the fourth-year veteran would play against the Suns.

"After shootaround, we assessed his injury a little bit and it's nothing severe. It's my decision," Brown said. "Evan would want to play tonight. I think that when you sit down and talk to the trainer and you really listen to Evan that it is not wise for me to play him."

Turner injured his knee in the Sixers' last game – a 116-106 setback at Milwaukee on Dec. 21.

This will mark just the fifth game he missed during his career.

- Keith Pompey

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