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76ers-Cavaliers Best/Worst: Irving, Embiid and another sizable lead blown

Here is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the Cavs' 112-108 victory over the 76ers on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center:

Best performance:  Kyrie Irving gets this on a night when his teammate, LeBron James, records his 45th career triple double. But Irving scored 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter. The Cavs point guard scored 10 of his team's 13 points of the quarter.  He made 5 of 11 three-point attempts and all six of his foul shots.

Worst performance:  This goes to J R Smith. The Cavs shooting guard missed all of his 11 shot attempts en route to being held scoreless.

Best performance by a Sixer:  You have to give this to Joel Embiid.  The 7-foot-2 center scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed a co-team-high nine rebounds. Embiid also had a game-high three blocked shots.

Best defensive performance:   Embiid is the logical person to win this award. In addition to finishing with three blocks, he had nine rebounds – with five coming on the defensive end.

Worst statistic: How can you not give this to the Cavs' first-quarter shooting?  They missed their first 14 shots en route to shooting 25.9 percent for the quarter.

Best statistic: This award goes to the Cavs' foul shooting. They made 24 of 28 shots for 85.7 percent.

Worst of the worst: This goes to the Sixers blowing another sizable lead. They had a 14-point cushion late in the second quarter and a 10-point lead late in the third before blowing it in their 13th loss of the season.

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