76ers v. Heat
Heat - Miami enters the season as the two-time defending NBA champions and feature the two-time defending NBA MVP in LeBron James. Outside of James, the Heat have weapons in Dwayne Wade, Ray Allen, and Chris Bosh. Miami opened their season up Tuesday night in Miami taking on Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. Miami had seven of the nine players that entered the game score 11 or more points led by James' 17. The balanced scoring helped pace the Heat to a 54-33 lead at halftime as they cruised to a 107-95 victory. Miami has won 38 of their last 40 regular season games.
17.0 PPG, 8.0 APG, 6.0 RPG
James, 28, is coming off of back-to-back NBA MVP awards and back-to-back NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. He dropped 17 points while dishing out eight assists and grabbing six rebounds in the Heat's 107-95 season-opening victory against the Chicago Bulls. In 33 career games against the 76ers, James is averaging 27.5 points, 6.9 assists, and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Turner, 25, is entering the final year of his four-year rookie deal after being drafted second overall in the 2010 NBA Draft. He is coming off a career year averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game in 2012-13. He will likely be tasked with trying to defend James. In 11 career games against the Heat, Turner is averaging 12.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.