BOSTON – Here are my look at some of best and worst performances from the Boston Celtics' 108-89 victory over the 76ers on Monday at TD Garden.
Best performance: On the night when his teammate Tyler Zeller scored a game and career-high 26 points, Avery Bradley was the game's best player. The Celtics shooting guard finished with 20 points and game highs of 10 rebounds and six assists. Ten of his points came in the first quarter on 4-for-5 shooting.
Worst performance: I gave this award to Jason Richardson. The Sixers shooting guard missed six of seven shots en route to finishing with two points.
Best defensive performance: This award goes to Luigi Datome. The Celtics reserve forward finished with a game-high three blocked shots.
Best performance by a Sixer: Nerlens Noel had to get his one. The Sixers center finished with team highs of 18 points and seven rebounds to go with two steals and one blocked shot.
Worst statistic: This goes to the Sixers' foul shooting. They made just 13 of 24 shots (54 percent).
Best statistic: This goes to the Celtics' first-quarter shooting. They shot 16-for-24 (66.7 percent).
Worst of the Worst: This had to go to the Sixers' first-quarter performance. The Celtics did whatever they wanted offensively in the quarter. Things were so bad that the Sixers were losing by more points (20) than they scored (18) at the quarter's end.