Here is my look at the best and worst performances from the 76ers’ 141-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Best performance: Only a fool wouldn’t give this one to Ben Simmons. Last I checked, my mother didn’t raise a fool. The Sixers point guard finished with a career-high 34 points. He made 12-of-14 shots, including a three-pointer. Simmons also made 9-of-12 foul shots to go with game highs of seven assists and two blocks. Fourteen of his points came in the first quarter. He had 26 at the half.
Worst performance: This was another tough one, but I had to give to Cedi Osman. The Cavs small forward was a total non-factor on this night. He finished with two points on 1-for-2 shooting and failed to grab a rebound in 19 minutes, 11 seconds. He graded out with a minus-27.
Best defensive performance: I gave this to Kyle O’Quinn for finishing with a season-high four blocked shots in 27:14. He also had a team-high 11 rebounds with eight coming on the defensive end.
Worst statistic: This goes to the Cavaliers’ three-point shooting. They made 9-of-35 three-pointers for 25.7%.
Best statistic: This goes to the Sixers’ assists. They had 43 assists to set a Wells Fargo Center record.