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Video: Evan Turner goes iso, hits game winner vs. Celtics

Dec 7, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

There are couple ways to look at Evan Turner‘s game. You can say he had 26 points and 10 points and that’s a good night. But I look at him shooting 10-26 — that’s 37.5 percent — and I see a gunner who was volume shooting not being efficient. Basically, he wasn’t good he just kept shooting until some went in.

But with a chance to win it in overtime after a Boston miss, he made an impressive play. He drove, got to the elbow and made the contested pull up. That was your game winner.

Rajon Rondo — who put up a triple-double on the night — had a shot to win it for Boston but his foot slipped as he planted for the shot and he missed with an airball. Doc Rivers said after the game that play was designed to be a Kevin Garnett shot.

We talk about how the Sixers gambled and planned a future with Andrew Bynum, but once again Doug Collins has got his team defending, making enough shots and winning. With that shot, Philly is 11-8.

Hat tip Eye on Basketball for the video.

  1. bozosforall - Dec 7, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Nice. Puh C’s stink it up once again.

    • andyhr17 - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:03 PM

      Worry about your own team that is sitting at under .500 and currently losing by 14 at halftime.

      • bozosforall - Dec 8, 2012 at 1:26 AM

        Only lost by six to a much better team than Philly…and down two starters… Better worry about your lame Puh C’s, sandycrotch

      • andyhr17 - Dec 8, 2012 at 10:21 AM


    • andyhr17 - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:04 PM

      Also, if “stinking it up” is losing in overtime, how do you define the Lakers season so far?

      • bozosforall - Dec 8, 2012 at 1:27 AM

        Missing tow starters and still holding their own…better than the soft Puh C’s

      • andyhr17 - Dec 8, 2012 at 10:22 AM

        By holding their own, you still mean losing, right? They’re doing a great job holding their own with a record under .500.

  2. tfoz5150 - Dec 7, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Let the kid develop. I especially like how when he’s going against a Boston or Chicago he steps up his game and delivers. Not to mention when Holliday fouled out in OT it was Turner who Collins turned to to run the offense and he delivered with a win over the C’s.

  3. bleed4philly - Dec 7, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Turner has IT

  4. gigib1226 - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Turner’s stat line looks worse than it was. He was forced to take some tough shots late in the shot clock in OT and came up shot on all of them minus his game winner. He also had an offensive rebound and putback blocked by his own player. Turner played a heck of a game tonight, even if his stats showed he was a chucker.

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 8, 2012 at 2:14 AM

      I watched that game, he was chucking. He made some plays, but don’t oversell it.

      • philadelphiafan - Dec 8, 2012 at 4:00 AM

        Kurt, I’m sure you don’t watch many Sixers games (minus the nationally televised games) so you’re probably not too familiar with Turner’s game. In no way is he a “volume shooter”. Tonight was one of those rare exceptions with Nick Young out and Holiday fouling out in OT. 26 shots is a ridiculous number for him but at times I trust the ball in his hands late in the game more than I do with Holiday. Turner’s been much more consistent this year all around and has been on a tear the last few weeks. Not to mention he has owned Boston every time they played each other the last 2 years.

      • tfoz5150 - Dec 8, 2012 at 8:46 AM

        Kurt, Turner’s a gamer. Just accept it. I’m sure you’re not watching all of the Sixer games, but just remember he’s still young and he’s been slow to develop. With Iggy and Lou gone now he has more of an opportunity to assert himself. Remember too that this team was supposed to built around Bynum. Without him we’re just looking to see what we’ve got and so far In think we have a little fight in this young team.

    • dko83 - Dec 8, 2012 at 3:34 AM

      He happened to hit the game winner, but wasn’t great at all. If C’s didn’t go ice cold (Jet couldn’t hit anything, which is weird for him), easy win. It’s one game, Celts win this series 4-1 when it’s going to matter.

      • tfoz5150 - Dec 8, 2012 at 8:47 AM

        Keep dreaming.

  5. skizzy79 - Dec 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    His numbers weren’t much different than Pierces numbers and most of the shots he took were midrange jumpers that were falling early. I commend him for shouldering the load even though he had a lousy second half.

  6. progress2011 - Dec 8, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    It’s amazing Courtney Lee is on a Celtic court, in crunch time ! That guy does not have the intestinal fortitude to wear a Celtic uniform.

    The Celts gotta upgrade that !

    I would have rather seen Barbosa on the court and take that shot.

    • dko83 - Dec 8, 2012 at 3:32 AM

      I’ll take Courtney Lee any day. Couldn’t be happier he is on this team.

  7. patsfanvt - Dec 8, 2012 at 2:26 AM

    I know Turner made that last shot, but I thought he played terribly throughout the game. I can’t believe Doug Collins lets him be such a ball hog and take so many terrible shots. Is that how he is going to develop? Unbearable to watch this guy play.

    • tfoz5150 - Dec 8, 2012 at 8:54 AM

      Nice name, loser.

  8. eventhorizon04 - Dec 8, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    “You can say he had 26 points and 10 points and that’s a good night”

    26 points and 10…rebounds?

    Anyways, nice shot. Philly is holding up well without Bynum.

  9. barkley4life - Dec 8, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    Kurt This team was built for Bynum this year. However Turner and Young are coming along nicely. IF Bynum can play and that’s a big IF I think ET and Young flourish.

    • dko83 - Dec 8, 2012 at 3:38 AM

      I’m really worried about ANY team “built for Bynum.” No hard feelings, gg Sixers.

  10. barkley4life - Dec 8, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    According to a couple people on here Courtney Lee was a huge upgrade.

    • scalfor3 - Dec 8, 2012 at 2:01 PM

      Over their bench the last couple of years? Yeah, he’s a big upgrade.

  11. jimeejohnson - Dec 8, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    Celtics and Lakers have a core of old, slow, over the hill players. The rest of the league is leaving them in the dust of middle of the pack teams. The two teams are shells of their former selves.

  12. themagicfanguy - Dec 8, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Lol, Bozo trying to troll the C’s when his fakers got schooled by the Magic and Rockets. Good luck with that loser.

  13. kvanhorn87 - Dec 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    How is Iggy doing? I haven’t seen too many articles showing how dumb Philly was for getting rid of him. But we were all just haters huh. Sixers are finding ways to win while missing two key pieces. If this team gets healthy, watch out. As far as ET last night, he hit the shot when it counted. Celtics D was all over him and he made young mistakes. These guys are learning to play together. No worries here.

  14. kaitgamer - Dec 8, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    If you actually watched the game, you’d know that Jrue fouled out and Collins was calling play number ONE for Evan Turner all night..

    i think collins is trying to make Turner (who seems like a bit of a head case) realize he has #2 pick of the draft far he flashes star quality but does some really stupid things too

  15. scalfor3 - Dec 8, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    That game winner was the kind of shot Pierce has made a career out of

  16. barkley4life - Dec 8, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Really 5 Pts a game 25% from 3 from a guy whose started 7*+ games is an upgrade? He’s been a bust so far and may be the odd man out once Avery returns.

    • scalfor3 - Dec 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM

      His shooting hasn’t been great (he’s much more effective as a slasher) but he makes a lot of contributions that don’t show up on the stat sheet. If he winds up the odd man out, it’ll be because he and Avery bring the same thing (defense) to the table.

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