Evan Turner helped the struggling Philadelphia 76ers earn what they hope was a key victory their last time out. They may need a similar performance from him if they want to end their struggles against the Utah Jazz.
The Sixers' new starting shooting guard looks to build on arguably the best performance of his career when his team, seeking its first back-to-back wins in nearly a month, tries to begin turning around a long run of futility against the Jazz on Friday night.
Philadelphia (23-17) routed Boston 103-71 on Wednesday behind 26 points and nine rebounds from Turner, who made his second straight start after coming off the bench all season. Coach Doug Collins said Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 draft, would remain a starter for the long haul.
"Evan is a great leader," Collins said. "He worked his tail off to be a better basketball player in the offseason and he was when he came back. When he didn't start, I know a part of him said 'I should be.' But he didn't say a...