Knocking off the rust

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ORLANDO – Actually, it was understandable that Evan Turner and Derrick Favors – the No. 2 and 3 picks in the draft – didn’t own the court in their head-to-head Summer League debut as Philly beat New Jersey 84-74.

“Stop and think about it, the lottery picks haven’t really played competitively in about 90 days,” said Sixers coach Doug Collins. “As they’ve been going through the process leading up to the draft, their agents had have them doing only individual drills and telling them not to do anything that might get them hurt.

“In the case of a guy like Evan, he probably hasn’t played a game of 5-on-5 since Ohio State was eliminated from the tournament. You’re talking 90 days and that means he’s got to get back into the game and get a feel for it all again. Same thing with Favors.”

Turner played 27 minutes, finishing with 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Favors had eight points and nine rebounds.

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