My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the 76ers 94-79 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center:
Best performance: This was a tough one, because Evan Turner had a double-double and Tony Wroten scored a career-high 18 points. But I gave it to their Sixers teammate Thaddeus Young. The 6-foot-8 power forward scored 16 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Young also finished with eight rebounds, two blocked shots, a steal and an assist while committing a turnover. Turner, however, finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, a steals. But he had six glaring turnovers. Wroten's career high points came on 7-for-14 shooting. But he struggled on three-point attempts, going 2-for-8.
Worst performance: This has to go to Anderson Varejao. The Cavs center struggled mightily against the Sixers. Varejea was held to two points on 1-for-7 shooting. He also was a nonfactor on the boards, finishing with four rebounds in 32 minutes. Let’s just say that this was a game he wants to forget.
Best defensive performance: Sixers center Spencer Hawes gets this award after blocking six shots and helping to bottle-up Varejao.