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Center Jermaine O'Neal is out for Boston and forward Thaddeus Young won't play for the 76ers when the teams battle for first place in the Atlantic Division on Wednesday night.
O'Neal has a sprained left wrist. Young has an upper respiratory tract infection.
O'Neal is averaging 5.0 points and 5.4 rebounds. Young is third on the Sixers in scoring with 13.2 points per game.
The Sixers, who hold a one-game lead over the Celtics, already are missing starting center Spencer Hawes, who has a left Achilles strain.
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PHILADELPHIA -- Evan Turner made certain his name will be inked into the starting lineup. Turner scored a career-best 26 points, helping the Philadelphia 76ers rout the Boston Celtics 103-71 on Wednesday night to maintain their lead in the Atlantic Division. Before tip-off, Turner denied a radio report that a mystery problem was causing his inconsistent play. Then Turner went out...
Evan Turner scored a career-best 26 points, helping the Philadelphia 76ers rout the Boston Celtics 103-71 Wednesday night to maintain their lead in the Atlantic Division.
Before tip-off, Turner denied a radio report that a mystery problem was causing his inconsistent play. Then Turner went out and proved he's just fine. He shot 11 of 19 and grabbed nine rebounds.
Each home game, the Philadelphia 76ers take the court to an arena that is almost stuffed to capacity. Of all the changes that have hit the Sixers, having 17,000 or 18,000 fans in an arena by tip-off has cranked the volume and injected some life in what had been a dreary atmosphere.
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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...
Tip: 7:00 PM Court: Wells Fargo Center Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Ken Mauer, Bennie Adams and Brent Barnaky
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Record: 20-17 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East)
Record: 22-17 (1st Atlantic, 4th East)
On road: 5-9
At home: 14-8
8 a.m.: The games begin to matter a little bit more now. The Celtics, who returned from the All-Star break refreshed, visit the 76ers on Wednesday in a game with major playoff-seeding implications. The two teams are tied in the loss column with 17 apiece. The Sixers are currently listed ahead of the Celtics in most standings due to a superior win percentage, but the Celtics actually...