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Video: Evan Turner’s late-game layup keys Philly win

May 15, 2012, 2:53 AM EDT

That was the play that made the difference.

Evan Turner‘s impressive scoop layup with :40 left gave the Sixers a 76-75 lead over the Celtics, a lead that they would never relinquish. (Ray Allen would miss a jumper for Boston, Turner would sink a couple free throws, then Kevin Garnett would get called for an illegal screen and it was ballgame.)

Turner has been up and down at times these playoffs (like is short NBA career), but he seems to be taking steps forward the last couple games. A lot of the Sixers have. And that has to concern Boston a little because their opponents are gaining confidence by the day.

  1. tfoz5150 - May 15, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    E.T. wants to be our man down the stretch. It’s a much welcomed addition and long overdue. Hopefully he’ll continue to grow in that role. Go Sixers!

  2. areyesrn - May 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Usually Lou Williams is the guy who steps up in the final minutes, but I don’t know what’s been going on with him. At least they’re not letting Iguodala handle the ball. He’s a guaranteed turnover if he has the ball with under a minute left in the game.

    • b7p19 - May 15, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      Except for when he won the series for them against Chicago right? You know, with the ball in his hands with under a minute to play…

      Iggy takes so much crap. He puts up 13, 7, and 6, shuts down Pierce and draws the crucial foul on Garnett. Not to mention breaking PP’s ankles and draining a jumper in the final 3 min. But thats all he did last night. So, yeah, he probably deserves your scorn right now.

      • dennisund - May 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM

        Agreed- can’t fault Iguodala that they have asked him to be a player he is not; he is not a superstar, he is a very good player- a player a superstar would love to have on his team. It would be amazing how the opinion of Iguodala would shift if the Sixers landed a major superstar- and anyone who faults him for accepting a huge contract that was offered to him is nuts.

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