CHARLOTTE – My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Charlotte Bobcats’ 111-105 victory over the 76ers Saturday night at Time Warner Cable Arena:
Best performance: This goes to Al Jefferson for being in Beast-mode against the Sixers. The Bobcats center finished with game highs of 29 points and 12 rebounds to go with two blocked shots. Dominant from the opening tip, Jefferson made his first six shots and finished 13 of 19 from the field. Twenty-one of his points came in the first half.
Worst performance: This goes to Brandon Davis, who fought hard but was totally overmatched. The Sixers rookie reserve forward missed all four of his shot attempts en route to being held scoreless. He did, however, have three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a turnover before fouling out with 9 minutes, 25 seconds remaining. He left everything on the floor, but his offensive shortcomings were hard to overlook.
Best defensive performance: Jefferson also gets this one. In addition to blocking two shots, the 6-foot-10, 289-pounder dominated the defensive glass. Ten of his 12 rebounds came on defense.