TORONTO – My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Toronto Raptors’ 122-95 victory over the 76ers on Monday night at Air Canada Centre:
Best performance: It would be insane to not give this award to Kyle Lowry. The Raptors point guard finished with a game-high 24 points on 7-for-9 shooting. The North Philly native and former Villanova and Cardinal Dougherty standout made all six of his three-pointers. Sixteen of his points and four of his threes came in the first half. The two-time NBA all-star also had a game-high eight assists to go with four rebounds.
Worst performance: I had to give this to Gerald Henderson. The Sixers shooting guard recorded his worst outing as a Sixer. He failed to score a point while missing all seven of his shot attempts. The free-agent acquisition had two assists, one rebound and a turnover in 16 minutes, 47 seconds of action.
Best performance by a Sixer: Robert Covington gets this one. The small forward showed why the Sixers are sticking with him in the starting lineup. He finished with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting. He made a season-high six threes to go with two steals.
Best defensive performance: This award goes to Jonas Valanciunas. The Raptors center blocked two shots to go with one steal. Eight of his 11 rebounds also came on the defensive end. He also finished with 12 points before leaving the game in the third quarter.
Worst statistic: The Sixers first half free-throw attempts. They only attempted three foul shots, making two in the first two quarters.
Best statistic: This goes to Lowry going a perfect 6-for-6 on three-pointers.
Worst of the worst: This goes to the Sixers for losing their 22 consecutive road game. They are one loss shy of tying the franchise mark of 23.