Best and Worst awards: Sixers vs. Cavs
A look at some of the best and worst performances from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 108-86 victory over the 76ers on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.
CLEVELAND - My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Cleveland Cavaliers' 108-86 victory over the 76ers on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena:
Best performance: This was a tough one, because LeBron James had a game-high 23 points while being his usual dominant self. But I had to give it to his Cavs teammate Matthew Dellavedova, who finished with 20 points. The reserve point guard made 7 of 10 shots - including going 4 of 6 on three-pointers in three quarters on action. He also two assists, two blocks and four turnovers (But who cares his turnovers on a night when he schooled the Sixers).
Worst performance: This goes to Isaiah Canaan. The Sixers shooting guard finished with six points on 2-for-9 shooting. He failed to record an assist and had more personal fouls (three) than rebounds (two). Canaan graded out with a minus-22.
Worst defensive performance: Whoever was on the court for the Sixers for the second and a third quarter. That's when they were outscored 67-35. During that time, Cleveland shot 23-for-44 for 52 percent.
Best defensive performance: Tim Mozgov's job against Jahlil Okafor. The Cavs center only blocked one shot. However, he made things uncomfortable for the Sixers rookie, who shot 3-for-11 en route to finishing with nine points.
Best performance in a losing effort: Nerlens Noel gets this award after finishing with 15 points, 12 rebounds and one block.
Worst statistics: Sixers second quarter. They were outscored 34-13, shot 4-for-21 and 10 turnovers. That may be their worst quarter of the season.
Best statistics: The Cavaliers outscored the Sixers 28-11 in points off of turnovers and 31-13 in fast-break points.