Best and Worst awards: Sixers vs. Lakers
My look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers' 103-91 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.
Best performance: Only a fool would give this award to anyone not named Jerami Grant. Yes, it's true that Robert Covington scored a game-high 23 points. But Grant was simply dominating. The Sixers power forward scored 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting. He also blocked a game-high four shots to seven rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Worst performance: I had to give this award to Kobe Bryant, even on a night when he scored a team-high 20 points.. The Lakers standout was shot his team out of the game, jacking shot after shot. He started out strong making 3 of his first 4 attempts – all three-pointers. He, however, he only made 4 of 22 attempts the rest of the way. Bryant attempted 17 three-pointers, making just four. It wasn't a good display for the future Hall of Famer, who played at Lower Merion High School.
Best defensive performance: Grant also gets this award. In addition to his four blocks, all of his rebounds came on the defensive end.
Best performance in a losing effort: Julius Randle receives this after finishing with 12 points to go with a game-high 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Worst statistic: The Lakers three-point shooting in the second half. They made just 2 of 14.
Best statistic: This award goes the Lakers second-quarter foul shooting.. They made 9 of 11.
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