117 - 125 Final - OT
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Sixers knock off Warriors in OT

Mar 7, 2011 - 4:41 AM Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Rookie Evan Turner scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as Philadelphia fought off Golden State to grab a 125-117 win at the Wells Fargo Center.

"What a game," Sixers coach Doug Collins said. "That Golden State team is really hard to play against. They are quick, I think the best hands we played against anybody in the NBA."

Andre Iguodala put together his second consecutive triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while Thaddeus Young supplied 20 points and seven boards off the bench for the Sixers, who climbed to two games over the .500 mark for the first time since April 9, 2009.

Lou Williams added 19 points in a reserve role and Jrue Holiday provided 16 points, eight boards and seven assists as the hosts improved to 29-17 after opening the season 3-13.

Monta Ellis finished with a game-high 27 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, and Stephen Curry chipped in with 22 points and seven helpers for the Warriors, who have dropped two in a row and six of their last seven.

"Ellis is an incredible player," Collins continued. "That guy can score and score some more."

Jodie Meeks' right corner three gave the Sixers a 112-108 lead with 3:16 left in the overtime and two Turner fouls shots with two minutes left pushed the lead to six.

Turner netted a fallaway baseline jumper to make it 118-112 before an Ellis three sliced the lead in half. The second pick in the 2010 NBA Draft then hit a layup to make it 120-115 with 36.9 seconds to go.

Iguodala stripped Dorrell Wright on the next Golden State trip and made 1-of-2 at the line eight seconds later. Wright subsequently hit a pair at the line with 23 ticks to play.

Meeks canned a pair at the line to increase the lead to 123-117. After a Curry miss from long range, Iguodala grabbed the rebound and set up a Turner layup to sew up the victory and complete the triple-double.

"There's no games in the NBA that you should win," Warriors coach Keith Smart said. "There are games you've got to take."

The two teams were tied at 80 heading into the fourth quarter and two Ellis free throws made it 98-95 Golden State before a Turner dunk trimmed the lead to one with 2:23 to go in regulation.

Ellis knocked down a jumper at the other end prior to a Meeks' triple, his first bucket, that evened the game at 100 with 1:45 to play.

After Wright missed a three-point try, Young's put back of a Meeks miss gave the Sixers the lead with 52.5 ticks left. Ellis missed a driving layup and, after a timeout, the hosts cashed in on an Iguodala fadeaway with 14 seconds left to grab a 104-100 edge.

Ellis then buried a trifecta four seconds later but Meeks countered with a pair of foul shots with 9.3 ticks to restore a three-point edge. Ellis struck again, draining a right-wing three to tie the game with 3.7 seconds to play and force the extra session.

Philly made 14-of-26 shots and overcame an early six-point deficit to take a 31-25 lead after the first quarter. Holiday scored 11 in the period.

The Sixers stretched the lead to as many a 18 on three occasions, the last being 54-36, in the second quarter. The Warriors went on a 14-5 burst to slice the lead in half and were able to shave it to 64-56 at the break.

Williams scored 13 of his 17 first-half points in the second stanza.

Trailing by eight to begin the second half, Golden State twice lead by two late in the third quarter before David Lee's jumper with 49.9 ticks sent the game to the final stanza knotted at 80. Philly committed 20 turnovers through the first three periods that were turned into 19 points.

Game Notes

Iguodala's triple-double was his third of the year and seventh of his career...He is the first Sixers player to compile one in back-to-back games since Aaron McKie did it December 30, 2000 at Sacramento and January 3, 2001 against Atlanta...Turner made 9-of-15 from the field while Young hit 7-of-12 and went 6-of-7 at the line...Philly was 26-for-31 at the line while the Warriors went 17-for-18...Golden State, however, was just 4-of-19 from long range...Ellis made 11-of-27 shots...Lee contributed 14 points and 14 boards while Wright ended with 16 points and four assists...The Sixers have won four of the last six meetings.