Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner Stepping Up Big Time

By Emily Gruver
Howard Smith-USA Today Sports

Evan Turner is doing some big things for this Philadelphia 76ers team.

Turner has always been known as that mediocre-type player ever since he has played in this league.

But this year, Turner is ready to make a statement.

On Friday night, the Sixers went up against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center, in need of a win. This was a huge game for both teams. The Sixers defeated the Celtics in overtime, 95-94, and without Turner and his contributions, the Sixers wouldn’t have won that game.

With 3.9 seconds remaining in OT, Turner threw up an off-balance shot and the Sixers then took the lead and went on to win an important game.

Turner finished the game 26 points, 1 block, 5 assists, and 10 rebounds.

Turner is one of the most confident players out there. If Turner misses a bunch of shots, he never gives up and goes out there, trying to make the next basket, being extremely aggressive.

Sixers head coach, Doug Collins stated, “I feel a real connection with Evan and it feels great. I don’t know that Evan has trusted a lot of people in his life, but I hope he trusts me.”

Turner is averaging 15 points, 4 assists, and 7.2 rebounds per game so far this season.

Just by looking at those stats, you can see that he can do so much. Score, pass, rebound, and so much more.

Turner is proving to everyone that he is ready to shine and make a statement in this league.

With all the talent and abilities that Turner has, he is ready to lead this team to the play-offs and beyond.

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