76ers-Pacers best/worst: Embiid, Turner and winless on road
My look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers' 109-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Best performance: This goes to Joel Embiid for being in Beast-mode down the stretch. The Sixers center scored 16 of his team-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and overtime session. He scored the game's final five points. Embiid had a three-point play with 55.1 seconds left in the overtime to give his team a 107-105 advantage. Then he made a pair of foul shots to give them a 109-105 lead with 8.6 ticks left.
Worst performance: This goes to Myles Turner, who was hampered by foul trouble. The Pacers center finished with five points on 2-for-6 shooting to go with five rebounds and one block before fouling out with 1 minute, 44 seconds left in overtime. He never got into a groove because of the foul trouble.
Best defensive performance: Monta Ellis gets this one. The Pacers shooting guard finished with a game-high four steals in a reserve role.
Best performance by a Pacer: This one was easy. Paul George finished with a game-high 26 points to with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals Seventeen of his points came after intermission. He also made the pair of fouls shots to force overtime with 2.8 seconds left.
Worst statistic: This award goes to the Sixers' turnovers. They committed 20 that led to 22 Pacer points.
Best statistic: This goes to the Pacers' 54 points in the paint. They made 27 of 43 shots in the paint.
Worst of the worst: The Pacers dropped to 0-5 on the road. The crazy thing is that some expect Indiana to make a deep run in the postseason. If they keep playing like this away from home, they won't come close to making the playoffs.
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