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'Best' and 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Cavaliers Game II

CLEVELAND – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Cleveland Cavaliers' 125-123 double-overtime victory over the 76ers on Saturday at the Quicken Loans Arena:

'Best' and 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Cavaliers Game II

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The Cavaliers´ Matthew Dellavedova  looks to pass under pressure from the 76ers´ Darius Morris. (Tony Dejak/AP)
The Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova looks to pass under pressure from the 76ers' Darius Morris. (Tony Dejak/AP)

CLEVELAND – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Cleveland Cavaliers' 125-123 double-overtime victory over the 76ers on Saturday at the Quicken Loans Arena: 

Best performance: Let me just start out by saying that Kyrie Irving is the truth. He made up for Friday night’s subpar shooting performance by becoming this award’s runaway winner. The Cavaliers point guard made five three-pointers en route to finishing with a game-high 39 points to go with 12 assists. He scored seven of Cleveland’s 11 points in the second overtime. Irving took Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams off the dribble and gave the Cavs a 127-125 lead with 0.6 seconds left.

Worst performance: This goes to Tony Wroten.  The Sixers reserve guard struggled to find his groove.  One night after scoring a career-high 18 points, he finished with four on 1-for-7 shooting. He also had as many turnovers (two) as assists (two).

Best performance in a losing effort: Evan Turner gets this award. The Sixers swingman finished with a game-high 31 points to go with 10 rebounds and four turnovers. He also made 8 of 11 foul shots.

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Worst statistic: The Cavaliers third-quarter shooting effort by players not named Irving and Dion Waiters.  The duo’s teammates were a combined 0-for-6 in the quarter

Best statistic: This award goes to Sixers’ third-quarter shooting.  They shot 61.9 percent (13-for-21) in the third quarter.

Best postgame Tweet: Wroten, who goes by @Twroten_LOE on Twitter, tweeted after the game “Short memory. On to the next.”

Worst of the Worst:  The Sixers shot three airballs in the setback.

- Keith Pompey

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