This is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the San Antonio Spurs' 109-103 victory over the 76ers on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center.
Best performance: I had to give this Kawhi Leonard. The Spurs swingman had a huge hand in determining the outcome of the game. Leonard finished with a game-high 26 points on 9-for-15 shooting. Last season's NBA Finals MVP also added 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals to go with three turnovers.
Worst performance: I had to give this to Danny Green. The Spurs shooting guard went 1-for-9 from the field en route to finishing with five points. He had a rough shooting performance on a night when most of his teammates took it to the Sixers.
Best defensive performance: K.J. McDaniels wins this award after finishing with a game-high two blocks and three steals The Sixers reserve made spectacular defensive plays even when he was out of position.
Best performance in a losing effort: Michael Carter-Williams gets this award in what was his second consecutive stellar performance. The Sixers point guard finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. His most impressive stats was going 2-for-3 from the three-point line. The second-year player was 1-for-11 on three-pointers in the previous five games.
Worst statistic: This award goes to the Sixers shooting 60 percent (15 of 25) from the foul line. They struggled making free throws after shooting 81.9 percent (59-for-71) from the line over their previous three games.
Best statistic: I'm giving this to the Sixers hitting 41 percent (12 of 29) of their three-point attempts. They have had shot above 33.3 percent from three-point range once over their previous 10 games. The 12 three-pointer tied a season high.
Worst of the Worst: Sorry to beat a dead horse, but this has to be the Sixers' winless streak to start the season. They dropped to 0-17 after this setback. A loss Wednesday at the Minnesota Timberwolves would tie the NBA record to most consecutive losses to start a season. The 2009-10 New Jersey Nets set the record of 18 straight defeats.
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