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Sixers-Pelicans best & worst: Norvel Pelle’s latest block party, another solid effort by Tobias Harris

Tobias Harris doesn't get a lot of hype. However, the Sixers forward, once again, showed that he's the team's most consistent player.

Norvel Pelle had three blocks in the Sixers' win over New Orleans Friday night.
Norvel Pelle had three blocks in the Sixers' win over New Orleans Friday night.Read moreSTEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer

Here’s my look at the best and worst performances from the 76ers’ 116-109 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center.

Best performance: This goes to Tobias Harris. The Sixers forward finished with a team-high 31 points on 12-for-20 shooting. Eight of his points came in the fourth quarter on 3-for-5 shooting. His teammates made just 2 of 9 shots during the stretch.

Worst performance: This goes to Kenrich Williams. The Pelicans forward graded out at a minus-13 in 25 minutes, 36 seconds. He also made had more personal fouls (five) than points (three).

Best defensive performance: I have to give this one to Norvel Pelle. The Sixers reserve center blocked three shots and altered a couple others in 11:56 of action. This was the shot blocker’s third NBA appearance.

Worst statistic: I have to give this to the Sixers’ foul shooting. They made just 67.6% (23-for-34) for the game.

Best statistic: This goes to Brandon Ingram’s foul shooting. He made 11 of 13 foul shots before fouling out late in the game.

Worst of the worst: I have to give this to the Sixers’ effort. They looked nothing like the team that defeated the Boston Celtics in a defining game on Thursday. This was an ugly win that proved the Sixers lack consistency.

Best of the best: Despite the lackluster effort, the Sixers moved up to second place in the Eastern Conference. They traded places with the now third-place Miami Heat after the Heat loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.