A late layup to Evan Turner was the difference between the Sixers and Celtics Tuesday, with Philadelphia running out 82-81 Game 2 winners. The win ties the series at one a piece, with the 76ers given the upper hand with an away from home victory. Jrue Holiday top scored for the Sixers with 18 points, while Spencer Hawes collected 10 rebounds for the visitors. Kevin Garnett chalked up a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, to go along with 17 points for Ray Allen and a 13 assist performance from Rajon Rondo. Boston let a 6-point 4th quarter lead slip, allowing an Evan Turner layup with under a minute to go to seal the victory. Game 3 will tip off in Philadelphia on Thursday at 9:00am EST.
Game 2 MVP: Evan TurnerAlthough Evan Turner's statistical numbers (10 points and 6 rebounds) weren’t standout, his layup with 40.4 seconds to go to go along with two key free throws in the final 12 seconds laid a platform for a Philadelphia win.
J.J. Redick: "Big win for Sixers. Wasn't the prettiest game but highly competitive. Evan Turner's twisting layup was huge." Brian Westbrook (Philadelphia Eagles NFL): "Let's go sixers" NBA on ESPN: "Sixers even the series with an 82-81 Game 2 victory in Boston. Holiday finishes with 18; KG had 15."