BOSTON – My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Boston Celtics' 84-80 victory over the 76ers at TD Garden on Wednesday:
Best performance: This award goes to Isaiah Thomas. The Celtics point guard finished with a game-high 30 points while making 4 of 7 three-pointers. Eleven of his points came in the fourth quarter as helped Boston battle back from an 11-point deficit. He also had a game-high six assists to go with four rebounds, a steal and one turnover.
Worst performance: There's no way that Terry Rozier could have avoided receiving this award. The Celtics rookie looked like … well, a rookie … in this game. He came in and committed two turnovers in his 2 minutes, 22 seconds of action. Rozier also missed his lone shot attempt while being held scoreless.
Best defensive performance: This goes to Robert Covington. His six steals were a game high. The small forward also added two steals. And 11 of 14 rebounds came on the defensive end.
Best performance by a Sixer: Jahlil Okafor had to get this one. The center finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, a game-high four blocked shots, one assist and three turnovers.
Worst statistic: This goes to the Celtics shooting 34.1 percent from the field. Boston was laying bricks out there on the court.
Best statistic: This award goes to the Sixers blocking 14 shots.
Worst of the Worst: The Sixers' late self-destruction. They missed seven of their final eight shots after holding an 11-point lead with 6 minutes, 16 seconds remaining. They turned the ball over on six of seven late fourth-quarter possessions. They finished with 19 turnovers.
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