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Video: Evan Turner’s late-game layup keys Philly win

Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner drives to the basket past Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen during the second half of Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals playoff basketball series in Boston

Philadelphia 76ers’ Evan Turner (L) drives to the basket past Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo (9) and Ray Allen (back R) during the second half of Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-finals playoff basketball series in Boston, Massachusetts May 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

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That was the play that made the difference.

Evan Turner’s impressive scoop layup with :40 left gave the Sixers a 76-75 lead over the Celtics, a lead that they would never relinquish. (Ray Allen would miss a jumper for Boston, Turner would sink a couple free throws, then Kevin Garnett would get called for an illegal screen and it was ballgame.)

Turner has been up and down at times these playoffs (like is short NBA career), but he seems to be taking steps forward the last couple games. A lot of the Sixers have. And that has to concern Boston a little because their opponents are gaining confidence by the day.