Sixers overcome Celtics in OT

10:09 PM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Evan Turner scored 26 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 3.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-94 win over the Boston Celtics in an Atlantic Division matchup from the Wells Fargo Center.

Turner added 10 rebounds and Thaddeus Young compiled 17 points and 12 boards to help the 76ers halt a two-game losing streak and take the opener of a home- and-home series between the longtime rivals. Jrue Holiday contributed 15 points to the hard-fought victory.

Boston suffered its second defeat in its last three outings despite a triple- double from Rajon Rondo and a game-high 27 points out of Paul Pierce. The Celtics also received 19 points off the bench from Jeff Green and a 17-point, 10-rebound effort from Kevin Garnett.

Rondo finished with 16 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds.

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