VIDEO: Evan Turner's Acrobatic Layup Gives 76ers The Lead

We cannot and should not take this Evan Turner layup for granted. On the scoresheet, it'll go down as a simple left-handed layup and two points for the Philadelphia 76ers, but it was far more than that. Not only did this shot give the 76ers a one-point lead with 40 seconds left, but there was a high degree of difficulty involved.


The powerful move to get by Rondo to his right was impressive enough, but with Paul Pierce stepping in, that should have been an offensive foul. Instead, Turner somehow jumped off his left leg to his left, ducking his knee inside of Pierce's body and squeezing through Pierce and Rondo to avoid the charge. Then, there was the matter of actually finishing the shot with his off hand with his body so off-balanced.

If the 76ers go on to win this game, this could be a career-altering shot by Turner, who has largely been a disappointment after going No. 2 in the 2010 NBA Draft.

For more on the Celtics, visit CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston. For more on the Sixers, please visit Liberty Ballers and SB Nation Philly.

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