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Evan Turner's Buzzer-Beater Bounces, Bounces, Bounces, Beats Brooklyn Nets

Dec 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner (12) is defended by Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistDecember 21, 2013

Evan Turner got about as friendly a bounce from a rim as a player can get.

Not only did the ball bounce off the iron three times, it won the game for the Philadelphia 76ers when it finally went in after the final buzzer.


Paul Pierce had given the Brooklyn Nets a one-point overtime lead with a three-pointer 15 seconds earlier. Little did he know, his big shot merely set up Turner's heroics.

It isn't the first time Philly's leading scorer has pitched in a buzzer-beating game winner. You may recall his 30-foot heave to beat Michigan when he played for Ohio State.

There may be a little bit of ice in those veins. On Friday night, that led to a 121-120 victory for the Sixers.


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