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

INDIANAPOLIS – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Indiana Pacers’ 106-98 victory over the 76ers on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse:

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

Philadelphia 76ers guard Lorenzo Brown, right, shoots over Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the first half. (AJ Mast/AP)
Philadelphia 76ers guard Lorenzo Brown, right, shoots over Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the first half. (AJ Mast/AP)

INDIANAPOLIS – My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from the Indiana Pacers’ 106-98 victory over the 76ers on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse:

Best performance: Once again, this was a tough one, because Michael Carter-Williams produced another stellar performance. Yet, it goes to Roy Hibbert. The Pacers center dominated the Sixers. He had a season-best 27 points after making 13 of 16 foul shots. The Georgetown product also finished with 13 rebounds and six blocked shots. Both were game highs. Hibbert was clutch late, making 6 of 7 free throws en route to scoring eight points in the fourth quarter.
 

Worst performance: This has to go to Luis Scola. The Pacers reserve forward missed all four of his field-goal attempts en route to finishing with three points. Let’s just say that, if not for foul shooting, this would have been a game he would want to forget.

Best defensive performance:  Hibbert gets this award. In addition to blocking six shots, the 7-foot-2, 290-pounder grabbed 10 defensive rebounds.

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Best performance in a losing effort: Carter-Williams wins this award after producing a career-best 29 points on 11-for-21 shooting. The rookie point guard’s performance was highlighted by three dunks.  Carter-Williams also had a game-high seven steals to go with six rebounds, three assists and just two turnovers to go with blocking a Hibbert shot.

Worst statistic: You must give this to the Sixers’ three-point shooting. They made just 4 of 25 three-pointers (16 percent).

Best statistic: This award goes to the Pacers’ foul shooting. Indiana made 31 of 38 (81.6 percent) from free-throw line.

Worst of the Worst:  The numerous no-calls when the Sixers were being hacked by the Pacers. On one play Elliot Williams attempted a nice reverse layup underneath the basket and was drilled by Hibbert and nothing was called. That was just one of many instances.

- Keith Pompey

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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.

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