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'Best' and 'Worst' award: Sixers vs. Bucks

My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Milwaukee Bucks’ 130-110 victory over the 76ers on Monday at Wells Fargo Center:

'Best' and 'Worst' award: Sixers vs. Bucks

A 76ers fan sleeps during the second half against the Bucks. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
A 76ers fan sleeps during the second half against the Bucks. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Milwaukee Bucks’ 130-110 victory over the 76ers on Monday at Wells Fargo Center: 

Best performance: It would be criminal to give this award to anyone other than OJ Mayo. The Bucks reserve guard turned this game into his personal three-point shooting exhibition. He made of 7 of 9 shot from beyond the arc to finish with a team-high 25 points. Mayo made his first five three-point attempts.

 Worst performance:  This has to go to Eric Maynor. The reserve point guard, who was acquired from the Washington Wizards in last week’s three-team trade, struggled a little in his Sixers debut. He missed all five of his field-goal attempts en route to finishing with one point. He also had more turnovers (three) than assists (two) in 15 minutes, 39 seconds of action.

Best performance in a losing effort: Thaddeus Young gets this award after producing game highs of 28 points, seven assists and six steals. The power forward scored 22 of his points after intermission. There was no quit in Young, who played hard throughout what was another embarrassing loss for the Sixers.

Best defensive performance:  Giannis Antetokounmpo wins this. The Bucks rookie forward blocked a game-high four shots to go with 13 points off the bench.

 Worst statistic: You have to give this to the Sixers being outrebounded, 47-28

Best statistic: This award goes to the Sixers recording 16 steals

Worst of the Worst:  This goes to the Sixers overall performance against the NBA’s worst team. Things were so bad that more attention was paid to the fan sleeping in the front row than the game. Yes, it was that kind of night for the home team.  At least Sir Sweet Dreams didn’t have to watch this debacle.

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers



About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

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.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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