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Evan Turner scores 34 as 76ers pull out a close one against Knicks

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Evan Turner scored 34 points and recorded 11 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a close victory over the New York Knicks, 110-106. The 76ers shot 42-88 (47.7%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 17 boards. Philadelphia (14-28) has won just three of their last 10 games.

Turner finished 13-22 (3-3 from three-point range) and 5-5 from the free throw line, in a solid outing. Other key players for Philadelphia included Thaddeus Young with 19 points and 7 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and James Anderson with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony had another strong performance for New York despite the loss, scoring 28 points on 10-23 shooting, including 6-8 from behind the arc. He also tallied 7 assists. Iman Shumpert chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds and Tyson Chandler finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

New York (15-27) has now dropped their last five consecutive games.

Coming up next, the 76ers play the Toronto Raptors, who are 21-20 on the year. The Knicks go up against the Charlotte Bobcats, currently 19-25 this season. The 76ers came up short against Toronto each of the last two times they've met. The Knicks have come up empty in two of their last three games against Charlotte.


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