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Best and Worst awards: Sixers vs. Grizzlies

MEMPHIS – This is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the Memphis Grizzlies' 92-84 victory over the 76ers at FedExForum on Sunday.

Best performance:  This goes to Mike Conley on a night when he committed a team worst five turnovers.  But the Memphis point guard finished with a game-high 20 points to go with five assist,  two blocked shots and a steal.

Worst performance:  I had to give this to Vince Carter.  The Grizzlies reserve guard finished with two points on 1-for-4 shooting. He also had two turnovers and just one rebound in 14 minutes, 45 seconds.

Best defensive performance:  Robert Covington wins this award after finishing with seven steals to go with one block. He also finished 12 points, seven rebounds – six defensive – four assists and eight turnovers.

Best performance in a losing effort:  Covington also gets this despite his eight turnovers.

Worst statistic: This award goes to the Sixers for making just 1 of 10 three-pointers in the first quarter.

Best statistic: I'm giving this to the Sixers scoring 36 points in the third quarter.

Worst of the Worst:  This award goes to the Sixers extending their losing streaks. This marked their U.S. professional sports record 28th straight loss dating back to last season. They also tied the NBA record by losing 18 consecutive games to start the season.

Follow Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers and on Instagram at PompeyOnSixers