The natural reaction would be to ask 76ers coach Doug Collins why it took so long to put Evan Turner in the starting lineup.

But Collins knew the question was coming even before it was asked.

That's because Turner, in his second game as a starter this season, had a career-high 26 points, to go along with nine rebounds in the Sixers' surprisingly easy 103-71 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.

"I'm sure a lot of people are going to be saying, 'Hey coach, great job. Why did you wait [38] games to do it?' " Collins said. "Well, when you're 20-9, you ain't changing. I'm not going to change a 20-9 team that finished strong last year.