'Best' & 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Pacers

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My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Indiana Pacers’ 101-94 victory over the 76ers on Friday at Wells Fargo Center: 

Best performance: This award goes to Lance Stephenson on a night when former Sixers Lavoy Allen and Evan Turner faced their old teammates for the first time. Stephenson scored 13 points on 6 of 8 shooting. The shooting guard also grabbed 12 rebounds – all defensive – and had four assists. This was the New York native’s 18th double-double of the season.

Worst performance: This was a tough one, because there weren’t any liabilities on the court. So it’s kind of unfair to give this award out. But since I have to, I’m giving it to Henry Sims.  The Sixers  center made just  2 of 8 shots en route to finishing with six points.

Best defensive performance: This goes to Roy Hibbert. The Pacers center had a game-high five blocked shots to go with one steal.

Best performance in a losing effort: Some will argue that Thad Young deserves this award after producing 25 points and a career-high 10 assists. However, his points came off of 31 shot attempts.  So this award goes to the more efficient Byron Mullens. The 7-foot reserve center scored 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting. He was 3 of 5 on three-point attempts. Mullens also had two steals and five rebounds.

Worst statistic: This award goes to the Pacers’ 22 turnovers.

Best statistic: You have to give this to the Sixers’ 25 assists on 35 made baskets.

Worst of the Worst:  The Sixers’ performance after pulling within three points (93-90) with 2 minutes, 31 seconds remaining. They went on to miss their final six shot attempts.

Contact and follow Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers.

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