It only takes one game to change perspective, and that's exactly what the Philadelphia 76ers Evan Turner-led massacre of the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night did. Coming into the ball game the Sixers had lost seven of nine and lacked a spark offensively. Enter second year guard, Evan Turner, who dominated the game with a career-high 26 points. Sixers fans so desperately want Turner to be good, and his career night re-ignited the excitement levels, at least temporarily.
The elephant in the room is the fact that the Celtics, who are already old and tired, were playing the dreaded road back-to-back, following a game that went into overtime the night before.
It's essential that both the Sixers, and Evan Turner, follow up Wednesday night's win with two victories this weekend, in two very winnable games. First up are the Utah Jazz, who are 5-13 away from home. Then the Sixers will get their first taste of Linsanity against the Knicks in a Sunday morning matinee.
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