PORTLAND, Ore. – This is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the Portland Trail Blazers' 114-93 victory over the 76ers on Friday night at the Moda Center.
Best performance: Wesley Matthews wins this award. The Blazers shooting guard made 7 of 14 three-pointers en route to finishing with 25 points. He made 9 of 18 shots overall.
Worst performance: I couldn't avoid giving this award to Jerami Grant. The Sixers reserve power forward missed all four of his shot attempts. He also missed both of his foul shots in 24 minutes, 31 seconds of action.
Best defensive performance: This was a tough one. I eventually gave it to Nerlens Noel after a lot of thought. The Sixers center finished with two blocked shots and a game-high four steals and seven rebounds – six of those boards came on the defensive end.
Best performance in a losing effort: Tony Wroten wins this award. The Sixers reserve point guard made 7-of-13 shots en route to finishing with a team-high 22 points. He also had four assists , two steals and two turnovers in 27:11.
Worst statistic: This award goes to the Sixers' foul shooting. They only made 18-of-33 foul shots (54.5 percent).
Best statistic: This award goes to the Blazers' three-pointers. They made a season-best 18 three-pointers. They kept torching the Sixers from long range.
Worst of the Worst: This goes to the Sixers giving up 18 three-pointers. A lot of the Blazers' three-pointers were the result of miscommunication and/or blown assignments on the Sixers' part..