SALT LAKE CITY – This is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers' 88-71 loss to the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday.
Best performance: Derrick Favors wins this award after posting his ninth double-double this season. The Jazz power forward had 17 points, 15 rebounds, five blocked shots, three steals and three assists. He was like a man amongst boys vs. the Sixers.
Worst performance: Michael Carter-Williams gets this one after producing one of his worst performances as a Sixer. The point guard 2-for-20 from the field, including 1 of 7 on three-pointers. He also had a team-high six turnovers. Carter-Williams did make 3 of 4 foul shots en route to finishing with eight points.
Best defensive performance: How can you not give this to Favors? The 6-foot-10, 262-pounder tied his season-best for blocked shots. Thirteen of his 15 rebounds came on the defensive. And his also tied his season for steals.
Best performance in a losing effort: Robert Covington gets this award even though Tony Wroten led the Sixers in scoring. Covington finished with 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. The swingman shot 5-for-10 from the field, including making 2 of 6 three-point attempts.
Worst statistic: This award goes to the Sixers' foul shooting. They only made 18 of 28 foul shots (64.3 percent).
Best statistic: This award goes to Utah's points-in-the-paint advantage. They outscored the Sixers 52-30 in the paint.
Worst of the Worst: This goes to the Sixers' performance in the final 5 minutes, 51 seconds. Trailing 69-66, the Sixers went on to miss seven consecutive baskets before Tony Wroten's running layup with 26.3 seconds left. The Jazz extended their lead to 19 points before Wroten's basket.