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"Best" & "Worst" awards: Sixers vs. Heat

My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Miami Heat’s 101-86 victory over the 76ers on Friday at Wells Fargo Center:

"Best" & "Worst" awards: Sixers vs. Heat

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Miami Heat´s Chris Bosh in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Miami Heat's Chris Bosh in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Miami Heat’s 101-86 victory over the 76ers on Friday at Wells Fargo Center: 

Best performance:  Chris Bosh gets this on a night when Heat teammate LeBron James was two rebounds shy of recording a triple double.  That’s because Bosh did most of his damage before the game turned into a blowout. He scored 15 of game-high 25 points in the first half. The 6-foot-11 center also finished with six rebounds and a game-high five blocked shots. Meanwhile, James scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter against the Sixers reserves.

Worst performance:  This goes to Michael Carter-Williams. The Sixers rookie point guard finished with seven points on 1-for-7 shooting and a committed a game-high five turnovers. This night was a big difference from Oct. 30, when he torched the Heat for 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds.

Best performance in a losing effort: This is an easy one, because Evan Turner was the only Sixers starter that had produced a solid performance.  The swingman made 4 of 8 shots en route to finishing with 11 points.  He also had six rebounds, two assists, a steal and zero turnovers.

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Best defensive performance:  With five blocked shots, Bosh is the only logical person to win this award He also had twpo steals.

 Worst statistic: How can you not give this to the Sixers’ three-point shooting? They made just 10 percent (2 of 20) of their three-point attempts.

Best statistic: This award goes to the Heat’s shot blocking.  They blocked 12 shots against the Sixers.

Worst of the Worst:  This award goes to Carter-Williams, Spencer Hawes and Thad Young shooting a combined 3 for 22 in the first half. Hawes was 2 for 9. Young was 1 for 9 and Carter-Williams went 0 for 4

-  Keith Pompey

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers



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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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