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76ers-Lakers Best Worst: Randle, Henderson and continued twin towers woes

My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Los Angeles Lakers' 100-89 victory over the 76ers Friday night at Wells Fargo Center:

Best performance: How could I not give this to Julius Randle? The Lakers power forward turned this game into a highlight reel. He finished with a game-high 25 points while shooting 76.9 percent  (10-for-13) from the field. Randle also had nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and five turnovers. But when you shoot the way he did Friday night, it's had to criticize him for turning the ball over as much as he did.

Worst performance: I had to give this award to Gerald Henderson. The Sixers' shooting guard missed all four of his field-goal attempts en route to failing to score a point.

Best defensive performance:  Lou Williams gets this award. The Lakers reserve guard had a game-high four steals in additions to finishing with 18 points against one of his former teams.

Best performance by a Sixer: This goes to T.J. McConnell. The reserve point guard was one of the few bright spots. He finished with six points, a game-high nine assists, three steals and two turnovers in 23 minutes .

Worst statistic: You have to give this to the Sixers' three-point shooting. They made 6 of 31 for 19.4 percent.

Best statistic: This award goes to the Sixers' offensive rebounds. Their 16 offensive rebounds on Friday were the most by the team since they had 16 against the Houston Rockets on March 9.

Worst of the worst: I'm giving this to Sixers twin towers starting lineup experiment  for the second consecutive. The pairing of Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid struggled mightily together on the defensive end.

Follow and contact 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter and on Instagram at PompeyOnSixers.