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'Best' and 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Wizards

My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Washington Wizards 122-103 victory over the 76ers Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center on the night Allen Iverson’s jersey was raised to the rafters.

'Best' and 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Wizards

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The Wizards´ Martell Webster in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP)
The Wizards' Martell Webster in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP)

My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Washington Wizards 122-103 victory over the 76ers Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center on the night Allen Iverson’s jersey was raised to the rafters.

Best performance; This is easy. Washington’s Trevor Ariza scored a career-high 40 points, shooting 14 for 23 from the field, 8 of 12 from beyond the arc and 4 of 5 from the foul line. He also had four steals, three assists and two rebounds in more than 35 minutes.

Worst performance:  Arnett Moultrie had two points and three rebounds in 17 minutes and 44 seconds. He had more personal fouls (3) than points.

Best performance in a losing effort: Tony Wroten scored 19 points and continually got to the foul line. He shot just 5 of 12 from the field but 9 of 12 from the foul line. Wroten also had three rebounds, two assists and a steal while scoring a team-high 19 points.

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Best defensive performance: Ariza is known much more for his defense than his offense and he had a game-high four steals, while also blocking a shot, putting together a sensational two-way game.

Worst statistic: The Sixers allowed Washington to score 74 first half points. That was a Wells Fargo Floor record for points in any half. Washington led 74-62 at halftime (which showed the Wizards weren’t at their defensive best either). In the first half, the Wizards shot 28 for 46 from the floor (60.9 percent) and 9 of 15 from three-point range (60 percent).

Second worst statistics: The Sixers never held a lead in this game.

Third worst statistic: The Sixers have lost 12 consecutive home games.

Best statistic: The Wizards had more than a 2-to-1 assist to turnover ratio with 33 assists and 16 turnovers. Consequently, the Sixers had 22 assists and 22 turnovers.

Fast fact: The Sixers have give up 100 or more points in 13 consecutive games. Not so coincidentally, they have lost 13 consecutive games.

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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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