BOSTON -- Forward Evan Turner hit a shot at the buzzer as the Philadelphia rallied from an eight-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 95-94 Wednesday and end the 76ers' three-game losing streak.
Turner had a chance at the game-winner after Boston forward Kris Humphries missed a 16-foot jumper with 12 seconds remaining and Boston up 94-93.
The 76ers got the rebound and took it up the floor, setting up Turner to with the clock winding down. Turner drove the lane and pulled up for a fade-away jumper that bounced off the rim and rolled in as the buzzer sounded.
Turner finished with 16 points and center Spencer Hawes had 20 for Philadelphia, tying his career-high with four 3-pointers.
Jared Sullinger moved to center for the Celtics and finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Forward Jeff Green added 18 and Humphries came off the bench for 13 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which lost its fourth straight and sits alone in last place in the Atlantic Division.
Forward Thaddeus Young also scored 15 and guard Michael Carter-Williams had 10 points and seven assists for the 76ers, who overcame woeful foul shooting to win it.
Philadelphia was just 14 for 25 from the line. The Celtics 23 of 30 from the line and outrebounded the 76ers 59-40, but also faltered late from the foul line and could not hold off Philadelphia's final surge after pulling away early in the fourth.
Guard Jerryd Bayless missed a pair of free throws with Boston leading 92-91 with 1:40 left and Young drew a foul while going for an offensive rebound at the other end with 1:23 remaining. The Philadelphia forward also missed both and Boston's lead remained at one point before Carter-Williams went 1-for-2 from the line to tie it at 92-all with 1:01 remaining.
Humphries tipped in a rebound to put Boston back up 94-92 with 42 seconds left.
Turner was fouled before getting off a short jumper with 35 seconds left and made his first from the line, but missed the second with a chance to tie it again. Boston got the rebound and Humphries had an open look to extend the lead to three, but missed.
The 76ers led 74-71 entering the final period, but guard Chris Johnson hit a 3-pointer for Boston to tie it 31 seconds into the fourth and get the Celtics going on a 15-4 run. Green added a 3-pointer and Johnson hit again from beyond-the-arc to give Boston an 84-78 lead with 9:20 left to play.
The Celtics held Philadelphia without a point from Carter-Williams' layup with 11:10 left in the game until guard James Anderson hit a 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining to cut Boston's lead to 88-81.
Philadelphia trailed 26-23 after the first, then opened the second quarter on a 10-2 run and led 53-47 at halftime.
NOTES: Still gradually working his way back after missing nearly a year with a torn ACL, Boston PG Rajon Rondo did not play in the second of back-to-back games. ... The Celtics said more than 1,400 season-ticket holders donated tickets to the game for members of the military to attend. ... The Sixers and Celtics entered the game on three-game losing streaks and in a virtual tie for last place in the Atlantic Division. ... Philadelphia coach Brett Brown played across town at Boston University. ... Philadelphia trailed 26-23 after the first, then opened the second quarter on a 10-2 run.