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BOSTON (AP) - Evan Turner wasn’t waiting for his coach to call timeout. Once he got the ball, he knew he had to take the last shot.
Fortunately for the Philadelphia 76ers, it went in at the buzzer.
“I wasn’t listening at all,” Turner said. “I was just going to get it and try to get a good shot up.”
He drove into the key and went up for the short shot that gave the 76ers a 95-94 win over Boston on Wednesday night as they jumped ahead of the Celtics in the standings - out of last place in the Atlantic Division.
The win “is huge” for the team’s confidence, Turner said. “We pulled through and came back from giving up a lead.”
Deciding whether to call a timeout “is one of the most difficult decisions because it seems like life is in slow motion,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “I’ve learned the busted play, the broken play, the random play is probably as good an environment as you’re going to get often.”
Trailing by one, Michael Carter-Williams rebounded the ball after Kris Humphries missed a jumper with 12 seconds left. The rookie dribbled then gave the ball to Turner just past midcourt. And when Turner was guarded by a defender four inches shorter, he was in good shape.
He released his shot just in time to give the 76ers only their third win in 13 games.
The Celtics (15-33) lost for the 19th time in 22 games.
Jared Sullinger led Boston with 24 points and 17 rebounds but missed 16 of 25 shots.
“He played his best game in a while but he still didn’t shoot it the way that he’s used to shooting it,” Stevens said. “That said, we have to have great performances to win.”
Green had 18 points, but just five after the first quarter for Boston.
By Tammy Bruce
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