KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Here is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers’ 134-96 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday at The Arena inside ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Best performance: This one was tough, make that extremely tough. I thought long and hard about James Harden, who finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds, but his 7 turnovers were hard to overlook, especially the way Matisse kept picking his pocket. So I gave this to Tobias Harris. The Sixers forward finished with team highs of 18 points and 7 rebounds as a safe pick for this award.
Worst performance: I had to give this to Rockets reserve Michael Frazier. He missed all four of his shot attempts - all three-pointers - en route to being held scoreless.
Best defensive performance: This goes to Thybulle for finishing with four steals and two blocks.
Worst statistic: This goes to the Rockets making just 12 of 48 three-pointers, 25%.
Best statistic: This goes to the Rockets making 14 of 16 foul shots, 87.5%.