TAMPA, Fla. — This was a bad look for the 76ers.
They shot the ball poorly and didn’t know to react to what the Toronto Raptors were doing. All that led to a 110-103 loss Sunday night at the Amalie Arena. Here’s a look at the best and worst awards from the game:
Chris Boucher gets this. The Raptors reserve post player was the king of the pick-and-pop. He scored all 17 of his points after intermission on 6-for-6 shooting, making five threes. Boucher missed his two shots in the first half. Boucher also had three assists and two steals.
Norman Powell gets this. The Raptors guard had game worsts of minus-26 and six turnovers in 26 minutes, 13 seconds of action. Powell also missed 8 of 11 shots en route to finishing with 11 points.
Best defensive performance
Danny Green gets this. The Sixers small forward finished with a career-high-tying five steals to go with two blocks before fouling out with 6:40 remaining.
This goes to the Sixers’ bench, which was outscored, 35-16, for the second consecutive game. Boucher single-handedly outscored the Sixers bench.
This goes to Ben Simmons’ shooting. The Sixers “facilitator” made 9 of 11 shots en route to a game-high 28 points. He also made 10 of 14 foul shots.
Worst of the worst
The Sixers missed a lot of wide-open shots. A lot of attention has been given to Joel Embiid’s shooting 6-for-20 from the field in scoring 25 points. The four-time All-Star was double- and triple-teamed. But aside from Simmons and Green (nine points on 3-for-6 shooting), Embiid didn’t get a lot of help. His teammates missed a lot of wide-open shots.