Turner leads 76ers over reeling Cavaliers 86-79

Associated Press Modified: November 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm •  Published: November 18, 2012
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Turner answered with a jumper and after Varejao missed a putback, Hawes drilled a jumper to make it 79-73. Hawes' 3-pointer extended the lead to 82-75 with 2:15 left.

Turner's turnaround shot put the game away.

"Evan was brilliant," Collins said. "He was our ace of spades.

Before the game, injured Sixers center Andrew Bynum confirmed he hurt his other knee — the left one — while bowling on Nov. 10. His target date of Dec. 10 for basketball activities appears unlikely.

Young scored 13 points in 16 minutes off the bench. He left in the fourth quarter because of dizziness. Young wore fluorescent orange sneakers that clearly didn't match Philadelphia's white, red and blue colors. Considering his performance, he'll probably use those again.

Holiday finished one assist short of his fourth double-double in 10 games. His biggest contribution came defensively on Irving, who was averaging 24.4 points per game. Irving finished 4 of 14 for nine points.

"It was important," Holiday said. "He's their main scorer, their go-to guy. To limit his points, it's big."

The Sixers took a 43-42 lead after a back-and-forth first half.

Notes: The Sixers played their fourth straight home game and are in the middle of a stretch where they have eight of nine on their floor. ... They've won just three of their last 10 home games, dating to last season. ... The Sixers are 6-0 when leading entering the fourth quarter. ... Cavaliers F C.J. Miles, the team's top free-agent signing, played 14 minutes after sitting out three straight on a coach's decision. ... Cleveland hosts Philadelphia on Wednesday.

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