Update: HE'S PLAYING AND WEARING GLASSES YEAH!
The Sixers kept pace with the Heat last night despite Andre Iguodala leaving in the third quarter after Mario Chalmers nearly took out his eye. No, it wasn't quite as bad as Allan Ray getting his eye poked out (STILL HURTS TO WATCH OH GOD) but it was quite a solid raking and sidelined Andre for the rest of the game. Which is a shame because only a few minutes earlier, he did this.
They have the Raptors at home tonight, so I'd expect Andre to take it easy with what was being called an eye contusion and sit tonight in a (hopefully) winnable game. He wore an eye patch for the rest of the game and was reportedly insistent on having his sideline Gatorade spiked with rum. Welcome to the Caribbean, indeed. There's also an Iguodala story in Sports Illustrated today - we'll get to that later.
In his stead, Evan Turner sort of took over for the Sixers, but was inexplicably pulled by Doug Collins from time to time. Evan did play 39 minutes so it's not like his ass was sore from the benchriding, so maybe it was more of a case of Doug wanting to make sure he's at least semi-rested for tonight's game against Toronto. Here's what Collins said about ET from CSN Philly:
“Evan did a good job. We are trying to develop somebody who can get us a bucket and Evan showed some signs of that tonight of being able to do that, which was encouraging. He has played well against Miami. He competes, he plays well and it’s tough to match up against LeBron, but I like the way Evan has played.