My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 114-85 victory over the 76ers on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center:
Best performance: This is a tough one, because a Who’s Who of Cavaliers dominated the Sixers. But I have to give this to Tyler Zeller, a 7-foot center who started in place in Anderson Varejao. Zeller finished with a season-high 18 points and career-high 15 rebounds in just 25 minutes, 16 seconds of action. The second-year veteran scored 10 of his points in the first quarter while becoming the latest in a long line of opposing post players to dominate the Sixers.
Worst performance: This has to go Spencer Hawes. After making his first shot attempt, the Sixers center went on miss his final five. Hawes finished with just two points. He was booed after he missed a layup with 6 minutes, 7 seconds left in the third quarter. Hawes did finish with six rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. However, his shooting performance was hard to overlook.
Best defensive performance: Even though Sixers swingman Evan Turner had a game-high three steals, this award goes to Cavaliers reserve Alonzo Gee. The forward had two steals to go with a blocked shot. He also finished with seven points and eight rebounds in just 12 minutes of action.