'Best' & 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Clippers
My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Los Angeles Clippers' 94-83 victory over the 76ers on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center:
Best performance: This is a tough one. Make it an extremely tough one. But I have to give this to Blake Griffin over his Clippers' teammate, Chris Paul, who finished with 25 points and a game-high 13 assists. Griffin finished with a game-high 26 points on 9-for-14 shooting. The power forward also had eight rebounds and a game-high three blocked shots.
Worst performance: This has to go to Spencer Hawes. The Sixers center missed five of his six field-goal attempts en route to scoring two points. The 7-foot-1, 245-pounder finished with four rebounds, three rebounds and two turnovers in 22 minutes of action. He was a nonfactor despite being the tallest player on the court.
Best defensive performance: This goes to Griffin. In addition to his three blocked shots, he had a steal. All of his rebounds came on the defensive end.
Best performance in a losing effort: Evan Turner wins this award after producing 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Worst statistic: You have to give this to the Sixers' three-point shooting, once again. Temple made just 3 of 21 three-pointers.
Best statistic: This award goes to the Sixers' assists. They had 26 assists on 33 made shots.
Worst of the Worst: This award goes to the combined shooting of Hawes and the Sixers starting guards Tony Wroten (2-for-12) and Hollis Thompson (1-for-7). The trio shot a combined 4-for-25. They must shoot better in order for the Sixers to upset the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night.
- Keith Pompey
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