NEW YORK – My look at some of the best and worst performances from the New York Knicks’ 123-110 victory over the 76ers on Monday at Madison Square Garden:
Best performance: Tim Hardaway Jr. wins this easily on a night when Michael Carter-Williams records a triple-double. Why? It’s because no one was better when in the clutch. The Knicks reserve guard made 5 of 7 three-pointers to finish with a game-high 28 points in just 29 minutes. The rookie scored eight of his 13 fourth-quarter points during the Knicks decisive 19-4 run.
Worst performance: Byron Mullens gets this award. The Sixers reserve center didn’t make the most of his four minutes of action. He didn’t grab a rebound or attempt a shot attempt. However, Mullens did turn the ball over twice and recorded a personal foul.
Best defensive performance: This award goes to Knicks reserve forward Jeremy Tyler even though four of his teammates recorded two steals. Tyler had a game-high two blocked shots to go with one steal. The 6-foot-10, 250-pounder also had five rebounds – four on the defensive end – to go with six points.