Dec 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) shoots as he is fouled by Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) during the fourth quarter at the Wachovia Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 95-94 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics: Recap

In an overtime thriller, the Sixers defeated the Celtics 95-94. Evan Turner lead the Sixers with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. After having a major turnover, he made up for it with the go ahead basket with 3.0 seconds remaining in overtime. Thaddeus Young had 17 points and 12 rebounds and made some crucial baskets in the fourth quarter and overtime. Jrue Holiday had a quiet night with 15 points, 6 rebounds and four assists and  fouled out early in overtime. This game was back and forth with 19 lead changes and 17 ties. It must have been a Celtic game because Lavoy Allen stepped up his game. He only had 8 points but grabbed 11 rebounds. The Sixers struggled from the field shooting 37 percent and went 2-11 from three. They pestered the Celtics all night forcing 18 turnovers and had an impressive 12 steals. The Sixers had one of their best games controlling the ball only turning it over 9 times. Rajon Rondo had a triple double in the loss with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists, but the major news was that he seemed to sustain an ankle injury late in overtime. The most impressive thing about this game was that Evan Turner did not shy away from a big shot late in the game and showed leadership on crucial stretches in overtime. Although this is only a December game, the Sixers may look back at this win as one where they grew up against a good team. Philadelphia is 11-8 and will head to Boston tonight to finish the home and home battle.

 

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