Debuts: Turner scores 12, Favors eight
ORLANDO -- Philadelphia 76ers' new head coach Doug Collins must have been very pleased and excited as he watched his Summer League team from the scouting section on Monday.
Jrue Holiday was brilliant, Evan Turner demonstrated why he was the second overall draft pick and Jodie Meeks showed late-game poise as the 76ers topped the New Jersey Nets, 84-74, at the 2010 AirTran Pro Summer League.
Already known for his superb on-the-ball defense, Holiday appears to be vastly improving on his overall playmaking skills and outside shooting. The former UCLA standout poured in 23 points and dished out eight assists.
"I feel a lot more comfortable," Holiday said. "With a year under my belt, I feel very confident I can lead this team."
Although he only attempted five shots, Turner looked very impressive -- finishing with 12 points and burying all eight of his free throws. He also grabbed eight rebounds and had four assists.
Terrence Williams paced New Jersey, which is the only team in the Orlando Summer League competing for one of the marquee free agents, with 23 points. Damion James and Ben Uzoh contributed 11 points each.
Derrick Favors, the No. 3 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, shot just 2-of-8 from the field and finished with eight points. The former Georgia Tech phenom did, however, record two blocked shots.
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