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Sixers win in Boston, even series

Evan Turner scored the go-ahead layup with his back to the basket Monday night and the 76ers survived a frantic finish to beat the Celtics, 82-81, and even their semifinal series at a game apiece.

Jrue Holiday scored 18 points, Andre Iguodala had 13 and the Sixers nearly let another double-digit lead go to waste before pulling away in the final minute.

Kevin Garnett, who had 29 points in Boston’s Game 1 win Saturday, was called for a moving screen with 10 seconds left and the Celtics trailing by three.

The offensive foul, which cleared Paul Pierce for a pass up top, allowed the Sixers to take a five-point lead on free throws with just 8.5 seconds left.

Garnett hit a meaningless 3 at the buzzer for the one-point final margin as the Sixers won a playoff game in Boston for the first time since Game 7 of Eastern Conference Finals in 1982.

Sixers win in Boston, even series