76ers/Celtics Best-Worst: Saric, Jerebko and Sixers' dominant bench

 Here's my look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers’  105-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center:

Best performance: Dario Saric gets this award. The Sixers rookie power forward finished with a team-high 23 points on 10-for-20 shooting. He made 2 of 4 three-point attempts.  He finished with six rebounds and four assists. Saric also scored four of his points in the final 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

Worst performance: This goes to Jonas Jerebko. The Celtics forward was the Invisible Man against the Sixers.  He  missed both of his field goal attempts while finishing with one point. He also had one rebound, one performance foul, and one turnover in 15 minutes, 30 seconds of action.

Best defensive performance:  With four blocks, Richaun Holmes is the easy choice for this award. The Sixers reserve center also had two steals in his 29:34.  Holmes also finished with eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and four blocked shots.


Worst statistic: How can you not give this to the Celtics’ fourth-quarter three-point shooting? They missed eight of their 10 attempts.


Best statistic: This award goes to Sixers’ bench scoring. All five Sixers reserves scored at least eight points.  Gerald Henderson,  Nik Stauskas and Sergio Rodriguez scored nine points apiece. Holmes and Shawn Long both had eight.

Best of the Best: The Sixers snapping an 11-game series skid to the Celtics. Some may point out that Boston’s all-star point guard Isaiah Thomas missed Sunday’s game. However, this still was a huge win for a Sixers squad that has been dealing with injuries all season.

Worst of the Worst: This goes to Al Horford’s performance in the fourth quarter. The Celtics center had 27 points on 11-for-13 shooting through three quarters. However, he was held scoreless 0-for-3 shooting in the fourth quarter. Some of that had to do with Holmes’ defense. Another contributing factor was Boston’s guard jacking three-point bricks instead of feeding their big man.

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