The Celtics cut Philly's lead to 3 midway through the 3rd with some solid play from Jared Sullinger. After pushing it back to 7, the Sixers allowed the Celtics to cut their lead back to 3 at the end of the 3rd. Neither team shot well from the floor, but the Celtics controlled the glass the entire game. The Celtics retook control of the game with 9:55 to go. Thad Young would tie it back up briefly with just 4 minutes remaining. The Sixers missed 3 vital free-throws within the final 3 minutes (Turner missing 1, MCW missing 2), and instead of knotting it up, the Sixers found themselves trailing by 1 with :33 seconds left. Luckily, Kris Humphries missed a jumper and after the rebound, MCW gave the ball to Evan Turner at the top of the key with under :10 seconds. Turner used a hesitation crossover, drove, took the contact and hit the game-winning basket at the buzzer. The Sixers won the road, 95-94.
Spencer Hawes scored 20 points off 4 three-pointers and grabbed 8 rebounds for the Sixers. Thad Young and ET added 16 points. Turner also recorded 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and 2 steals. Carter-Williams scored 10 points with 7 assists and 2 blocks and James Anderson ended with 13 points and 6 boards. The Sixers won despite being out-rebounded 59-40, which almost always spells doom. Philly only shot 43% from the field and 56% from the line, but they limited their turnovers to 10 while Boston committed 17 and shot an awful 37%.
Jared Sullinger had a big second half and finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds for Boston. Green contributed 18 points and 6 rebounds. The Celtics bench added 38 points.
The Sixers will travel to ATL next to play the Hawks (23-21).
By: Matt Ryan