OKLAHOMA CITY — Here is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers’ 127-119 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Best performance: Danilo Gallinari gets this on a night he scored a season-high 28 points. The Thunder power forward was Mr. Efficient, shooting 7-for-11 — including going 3 of 5 on three-pointers — and making all 11 of his foul shots. The 31-year-old also had 7 rebounds. Seven of his points came in overtime where he drained a clutch three-pointer and made four foul shots.
Worst performance: Furkan Korkmaz gets this award for the second consecutive game. This time, the Sixers reserve swingman shot 1 of 7 en route to finishing with 3 points. He graded out in minus-8 in 25 minutes, 42 seconds of action.
Best bounce-back performance: Tobias Harris had 21 points while making 3 of 4 three-pointers to snap his three-point shooting slump. The Sixers forward had missed 23 consecutive attempts in his previous six games.
Best defensive performance: This goes to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for being active and making the Sixers he defended work hard for shots. The Thunder shooting guard had a co-game-high 2 steals.
Worst statistic: I had to give it to the Sixers’ fouls. Philly committed 43 fouls and had two key players — Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons — foul out in overtime.
Best statistic: This goes to the Thunder for shooting 85.4% from the foul line. In addition to Gallinari going 11-for-11, Chris Paul went 12-for-12.
Worst of the worst: I had to give this to the projected NBA title contending Sixers suffering their second straight loss and fifth in seven games. The last two losses came to struggling teams.