Apr 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Evan Turner (12) and forward Chris Copeland (right) react after Turner made a three point shot against the Atlanta Hawks in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Evan Turner Active for Game 2

Evan Turner will be available for the Pacers tonight, according to Candance Buckner of the Indianapolis Star. Turner missed Game 1 due to what sounds like a severe case of strep throat.

Indiana dominated offensively, and thus came the inevitable: many people on Twitter poking fun at Evan, who has been a lightning rod for criticism since coming to the Pacers in February.

It’s low-hanging fruit, but we’ve got some top-notch jokes here.

It seems as though Turner’s affliction was no … /glasses … laughing matter, however. (YEEEEAAAAAHHH.)

Buckner relayed Turner’s last few days on Twitter.

Given that Turner isn’t likely to be 100% and that there is an insanely long layoff between Games 2 and 3, we still might not see Evan on the court.

Vogel has been giving heavy minutes to Paul George, George Hill, and Lance Stephenson for awhile now and won’t likely be shy to run them all into the ground since Game 3 isn’t until Saturday and a 2-0 lead in this series would be commanding. There’s also the fact that C.J. Watson exists and the whole thing about Turner being, ya know, really bad most of the time.

But he is at least out of bed if Vogel does want to use him or if another wing player gets in foul trouble.

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