ORLANDO – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Orlando Magic’s 105-94 victory over the Sixers on Wednesday at Amway Center:
Best performance: Any person in his right mind knows Nik Vucevic is the runaway winner of this award. The Magic center gave his former team the business. Vucevic shot 10-for-13 to finish with 21 points to go with 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots. He also had three turnovers. But hey, no one is perfect. Dominating from the start, he made his first eight shots and tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds in the first half. Something tells me the Sixers wish they never shipped him to Orlando in part of their disastrous four-team trade.
Worst performance: This has to go to the Sixers’ Lorenzo Brown. The reserve point guard struggled from the field, shooting 0 for 4. He finished with zero points. The recently signed rookie out of North Carolina State did have one steal in his eight minutes of action.
Best defensive performance: Vucevic gets this award. In addition to blocking three shots, the 7-foot, 250-pounder grabbed 15 defensive rebounds