Sixers forward Evan Turner and center Spencer Hawes still have personal goals to attain, even though the team will fail to reach the playoffs.

They’re the only two Sixers with a shot at playing in all 82 games this season.

“When you’re nicked up a little bit, it would be easy to take a night off,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said, “or mentally you’re a little bit fatigued or whatever, and those guys every night are putting their uniform on and getting out and playing at a high level. There’s no greater compliment that a player can give a coach than to say I want to play every game and I want to be there. That’s important. They always talk about the first thing to do to be effective is you’ve got to show up every night to go to work.”

Turner has started all 77 games in this, his third season in the NBA. He appeared in 78 games as a rookie, when he averaged nearly 12 fewer minutes per game, and 65 games a year ago.

He’s averaging 13.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 35.5 minutes per game, all career highs.

“You just take advantage of the health you have and try to make the most out of it. ...” Turner said.

“I feel like how I should feel 70-some games in, but that’s cool. After a while once you get moving you don’t think about it too much, but we just came from a couple of days off, so I’m all right.”

Hawes has started 35 games this season, his third with the Sixers and sixth in the league. He nearly accomplished the feat of playing in all 82 games in 2010-11, his first season in Philadelphia, but sat out once. He appeared in just 37 games last season, when he struggled with an Achilles injury.

He’s averaging 11.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks, all career highs, in 27.4 minutes per game.

“I think that’s always something, especially if you’ve never done it,” Hawes said about playing all 82. “Some of the guys you talk to, once they’ve done it, then they really don’t strive for it as much or force it as much. But it would be good to play all 82. I’ve never really been injured like last year, so that was kind of a different experience. I prefer it a lot more like this.”