My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Charlotte Bobcats’ 105-88 victory over the 76ers on Friday at the Time Warner Cable Arena:
Best performance: As much as I wanted to give this award to Jeffery Taylor, I had to give it to Kemba Walker. While Taylor scored a team-high 20 points starting in place of swingman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Bobcats wouldn’t have won the game without Walker. The Charlotte point guard finished with 18 points, 10 assists, three steals and zero turnovers.
Worst performance: I had to give it to James Anderson. The Sixers reserve shooting guard struggled through 2-for-8 shooting (0-for-4 on three-pointers) to finish with four points in 20 minutes of action.
Best performance in a losing effort: This was an easy one, because Tony Wroten was dominating at time. He finished with a game-high 21 points to go with nine assists and eight rebounds while at point guard in place of injured Michael Carter-Williams.
Best defensive performance: Al Jefferson gets this award. The Bobcats center blocked two shots and had a steal and he helped to hold Sixers post players Spencer Hawes and Thad Young to a combined 6-for-18 shooting.
Worst statistic: This was a tough one, because, let’s face it, this was an UGLY game. But I have to give it to Bobcats three-point shooting. They shot just 19 percent (4-for-21) from beyond the three-point line.
Best statistic: This award goes to the Bobcats shooting 54.3 percent (25-46) from the floor in the first two quarters.
Worst of the Worst: This award goes to the Sixers allowing the Bobcats to shoot 54.3 percent before intermission. That enabled Charlotte to build an 11-point half-time cushion. The Sixers were never able to recover.
- Keith Pompey
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