Monday, August 3, 2015

'Best' & 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Clippers

My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Los Angeles Clippers’ 94-83 victory over the 76ers on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center:

'Best' & 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers´ Blake Griffin in action. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin in action. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Los Angeles Clippers’ 94-83 victory over the 76ers on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center: 

Best performance: This is a tough one. Make it an extremely tough one. But I have to give this to Blake Griffin over his Clippers’ teammate, Chris Paul, who finished with 25 points and a game-high 13 assists.  Griffin finished with a game-high 26 points on 9-for-14 shooting. The power forward also had eight rebounds and a game-high three blocked shots.

Worst performance: This has to go to Spencer Hawes. The Sixers center missed five of his six field-goal attempts en route to scoring two points. The 7-foot-1, 245-pounder finished with four rebounds, three rebounds and two turnovers in 22 minutes of action. He was a nonfactor despite being the tallest player on the court.

Best defensive performance: This goes to Griffin.  In addition to his three blocked shots, he had a steal. All of his rebounds came on the defensive end.

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Best performance in a losing effort: Evan Turner wins this award after producing 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Worst statistic: You have to give this to the Sixers' three-point shooting, once again. Temple made just 3 of 21 three-pointers.

Best statistic: This award goes to the Sixers’ assists. They had 26 assists on 33 made shots.

Worst of the Worst:  This award goes to the combined shooting of Hawes and the Sixers starting guards Tony Wroten (2-for-12) and Hollis Thompson (1-for-7). The trio shot a combined 4-for-25. They must shoot better in order for the Sixers to upset the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night.

- Keith Pompey

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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