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Best and Worst awards: Sixers vs. Nuggets

My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Nuggets' 108-105 victory over the Sixers on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center:

Best performance:  This goes to Danilo Gallinari for leading Denver to victory.  The small forward finished with a game-high 24 points to go with seven rebounds, one assist and a steal.  Eighteen of his points came after intermission. None were bigger than his dunk with 47.9 seconds left to give the Nuggets their first lead (104-102) since the second quarter and the lead for good.

Worst performance:  Emmanuel Mudiay wins this award.  The Nuggets point guard had a hard time holding into the ball.  The rookie had seven turnovers. He finished with 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting and had six assists, five rebounds and a steal. However, he was out of control most of the time, and as a result, a liability with the ball in his hand.

Best defensive performance: This award goes to Jerami Grant. The Sixers power forward had a game-high four steals and co-game-high two blocked shots. Grant also finished with 10 points.

Best performance in a losing effort: Robert Covington wins this award. The Sixers small forward recorded his second double-double of the season.  He finished with a team-high 18 points to go with a game-high 10 rebounds.

Worst statistic: You have to give this to the Nuggets foul shooting. They made just 23 of 38 attempts (60.5 percent).

Best statistic: This award goes to the Sixers three-point shooting. They made 15 of 31 shots (48.4 percent). Their nine threes in the first half was the most they hit in the first two quarters in a game this season.

Worst of the worst: You have to give this to the Sixers performance in the final 3 minutes, 23 seconds of the game. They missed five consecutive shots and committed two costly turnover before Covington scored a three-pointer at buzzer. The Sixers were outscored 12-1 before his basket.

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