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76ers-Nuggets Best/Worst: Murray, Thompson and turnovers coming out of timeouts

Here's my look at some of the best and worst performances from the Denver Nuggets' 106-98 victory over the 76ers on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.

Best performance: This was a tough one. Make that an extremely tough one. But I had to give this to Jamal Murray. The reserve rookie guard finished with 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting.  He made 3 of 6 three-pointers and had eight rebounds. Fourteen of his points came in the second quarter.

Worst performance: This has to go the Sixers' Hollis Thompson. The reserve guard missed all three of his field-goal attempts – including his lone three-pointer –  en route to being held scoreless.

Best defensive performance: Even though Sixers center Joel Embiid had a career-high five blocks, this award goes to Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic. The reserve forward finished with  three blocks and two steals. He also had eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

Best performance by a Sixer: Sergio Rodriguez wins this award after producing 17  points and a game-high seven assists. The point guard made 7 of 14 shots and including 3 of 6 three-pointers.

Worst statistic: You have to give this to the combined turnovers. The Sixers (19) and Nuggets (19) combined for 38 turnovers.

Best statistic: This award goes to the Nuggets' second-half three-point shooting. They shot 6-for-12 (50 percent).

Worst of the Worst:   This goes to the Sixers' final two possessions. They had a five-second violation on the next-to-last possession. Then they threw the ball out of bounds. Both possessions came out of timeouts.

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