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Evan Turner's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Philadelphia 76ers over Boston Celtics

Philadelphia 76ers forward Evan Turner (12) makes a move against Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace (45) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Christopher WalderContributor IIDecember 17, 2016

"Violet, you're no flower."

Boston Celtics broadcaster Tom Heinsohn was none too pleased with the officiating of Violet Palmer—he felt she missed an obvious palming call by 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams on the final play of the game. 

In the end, the call wasn't made as Evan Turner eventually got possession, drove to the basket and hit a contested shot over Boston's defense to give Philadelphia a 95-94 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night. 

 

Follow Featured Columnist Christopher Walder on Twitter at @WalderSports.

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