New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Evan Turner racked up a career-high 34
points along with 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers dealt the crumbling
New York Knicks a fifth straight loss, a 110-106 setback at Madison Square
Several other Sixers came up with big efforts to help the club halt a three-
game skid. Michael Carter-Williams stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, 12
rebounds and seven rebounds, Thaddeus Young delivered 19 points and seven
boards and James Anderson shot 8-of-11 from the field in an 18-point effort.
Carmelo Anthony paced New York with 28 points and Andrea Bargnani netted 20 in
defeat. Iman Shumpert added 19 points with eight rebounds, while Tyson
Chandler posted a double-double of 10 points and 14 boards.
After falling behind by a 90-84 score early in the fourth quarter after New
York went on a 13-0 tear, the 76ers dominated the final nine minutes to
Turner led the charge, dropping in eight points during a pivotal 12-2 run that
sent Philadelphia ahead to stay. He and Carter-Williams finished the spurt
with back-to-back threes, the last giving the Sixers a 96-92 edge with 5:11 to
A J.R. Smith triple brought the Knicks back within one, but Young and Anderson
converted consecutive layups for a 100-95 lead with 3:16 remaining.
Turner's fall-away baseline jumper with 1:14 to go capped off his tremendous
night and all but ended any New York comeback hopes, with the Sixers carrying
a 107-100 margin into the final minute following the basket.
Philadelphia was up 84-77 with a minute left in the third quarter before the
Knicks ripped off 13 consecutive points, with Tim Hardaway Jr.'s layup and
free throw putting the Sixers in a 90-84 hole with 9:27 left. Hardaway had six
points and Smith netted five during the burst.
The Sixers were ahead nearly the entire first half, assuming control via a
13-0 run in which Turner dropped in eight points to claim a 19-9 lead nearing
the midway mark of the opening quarter. Philadelphia shot 56 percent for the
initial stanza to take a 33-26 advantage into the second, though the Knicks
were able to cut into the deficit near the conclusion of the half.
An Anthony 3-pointer capped a 5-0 surge that brought New York within 59-56
just 20.1 seconds prior to the intermission, right before Turner sent the
76ers into the break up by five with two late free throws.
Shumpert buried a three just over three minutes into the second half to give
the Knicks a 68-67 edge, but Young's 3-point play on the other end ignited a
9-0 spurt that put Philadelphia in front by eight with 6:33 to go in the third
Turner's previous career high was 31 points, set at Cleveland on Nov. 9 ...
After going a combined 8-for-57 from 3-point range during their three-game
losing streak, the Sixers went 9-for-14 from beyond the arc in the win ... New
York hit 15-of-33 shots from long range, with Anthony canning 6-of-8 attempts
... Philadelphia outscored New York by a decided 50-26 advantage in the paint
... Sixers forward Brandon Davies underwent surgery on his right finger
Wednesday and will be reevaluated in two weeks.
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