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.