"Best" and "Worst" awards: Sixers vs. Hornets
This is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the Charlotte Hornets' 109-91 victory over the 76ers Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Best performance: I had to give this to Kemba Walker. The Hornets point guard finished with a season-high 30 points to go with five assists in 37 minutes, 49 seconds. Walker made 13 of 23 shots attempts, including going 3-for-4 on three-pointers.
Worst performance: This goes to Hollis Thompson. The Sixers shooting guard was held to two points after making 1 of 7 field-goal attempts. He missed all four of his three-pointers. Thompson did have two blocked shots, but his shooting did him in on this night.
Best defensive performance: I'm giving this to Nerlens Noel. The Sixers center finished with game highs of three blocks and three steals He also had six points, nine rebounds – eight defensive – and three assists.
Best performance in a losing effort: Robert Covington gets this by finishing with 19 points on 6-for-10 shooting. The swingman made 6 of 8 three-pointers to tie his career high for three-pointers made.
Worst statistic: This award goes to the Sixers committing 25 turnovers.
Best statistic: I'm giving this to the Sixers making 15 of 17 foul shots (88.2 percent).
Worst of the Worst: This goes to the Sixers' 25 turnovers leading to 34 fastbreak points by the Hornets.
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