MIAMI –This is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers' 91-87 victory over the Miami Heat Tuesday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Best performance: Michael Carter-Williams gets this for the second consecutive game. The Sixers point guard finished made 9 of 18 shots to finish with 20 points. He also had a game-high six steals to go with five assists. Last season's rookie of the year was on the floor for 44 minutes, 19 seconds.
Worst performance: I'm giving this to Danny Granger even though he buried two of three three-point attempts. Granger gets it because he missed all five of his two-point attempts en route to finishing with six points. Nerlens Noel was a candidate due to missing all five of his shots and finishing with 1 point. However, the Sixers center had a game-high 10 rebounds. So I gave it to Granger, who finished with six points.
Best defensive performance: This goes to Carter-Williams. He also blocked a shot and had a season-high six steals.
Best performance in a losing effort: On a night when Dwyane Wade had a game-high 23 points, this award goes to Shawne Williams. The forward made 6 of 9 shots – 3-for-5 on three-pointers – to finish with 17 points. He also blocked a shot.
Worst statistic: This award goes to the Heat committing 22 turnovers.
Best statistic: I'm giving this to Sixers for making all six of their third-quarter foul shots.
Worst of the Worst: This goes to the Heat only scoring 20 points in the final 20 minutes, 53 seconds of play..