The box score from Monday
night’s game said the attendance at Wells Fargo Center hit four figures. The
feel of the place and the look of it, at times, felt like much fewer than that.
Officially, 6,315 fans watched
the 76ers fall, 127-97, to the Brooklyn Nets. Unofficially, if you asked Evan
Turner, it wasn’t nearly that many.
“I mean, I didn’t really
expect anybody to be out there. It’s preseason,” Turner said.
It’s not easy to play in front
of a mostly empty arena. That being said, Turner thinks the Sixers are a
regular-season winning streak away from luring back fans.
“You’ve got to hit a hot
streak and give the fans a reason to come out,” he said. “We have to build up
the excitement. If you build it, they will come, you know?”
The Sixers, who have the day
off Tuesday, will hit the practice floor Wednesday before flying to Charlotte
for Thursday’s 11 a.m. preseason game against the Bobcats.
Labels: Evan Turner, preseason