Best and worst from Sixers-Nuggets: Charles Bassey’s breakout game, solid shooting, and more in first win in six games
Charles Bassey finished with career highs of 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 19 minutes, 18 seconds off the bench.
DENVER — Here is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers’ 103-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena.
Best performance: Charles Bassey finished with career highs of 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in 19 minutes, 18 seconds off the bench. The Sixers rookie center made 5 of 7 shots and was a game-best plus 20. Bassey was a major difference maker and made things tough for Nikola Jokić.
Worst performance: P.J. Dozier failed to score a point while missing all four of his shot attempts. The Nuggets reserve guard was a minus 24 in 15:39.
Best defensive performance: Bassey gets this as well.
Worst statistic: The Nuggets had a rough shooting night. They made 32 of 89 shots (36.0%) from the field.
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Best statistic: The Sixers had a solid bounce-back shooting performance. They made 43 of 85 shots (50.6%) from the field two nights after shooting 36.7%.
Best of the best: This victory snapped the Sixers five-game losing streak. Now, they have two winnable games at Portland (Saturday) and Sacramento (Monday) before concluding the six-game road trip at Golden State (Wednesday). Right now they’re 1-2 on this trip. Finishing 3-3 would be a big accomplishment.