Evan Turner sped past a defender for a dunk in the first quarter, and spun around a guy to make an acrobatic reverse lay-up in the second.

Pretty plays, for sure.

But the one that made the difference in the Philadelphia 76ers' 79-74 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 3 Friday night was much uglier.

With the Sixers clinging to a one-point lead in the final minute, Turner drove to the basket and put a shot up in traffic that missed. He grabbed his own rebound and fell to the floor as three defenders, desperately trying to swat the ball away, converged. Turner fought them off, got up, maintained control and put up another shot. It missed, but he was fouled.

"I appreciate that (Coach Doug Collins) put the ball in my hands in a key possession," Turner said Saturday. "That was the least I can do to keep fighting."