NEW YORK -- Here’s my look at some of the best and worst performances from the New York Knicks’ 110-109 victory over the 76ers at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
Best performance: I would probably lose my job by giving this award to anyone not named Carmelo Anthony. Yes, he was simply that dominating. The Knicks forward scored the game-winner with basket with 0.3 seconds left. Anthony also had a game-high of 37 points to go with six rebounds, two assists and one block. Seventeen of his points came in the first quarter.
Worst performance: I had to give this award to Sergio Rodriguez. The Sixers reserve point guard struggled through 1-for-8 shooting to finish with two points. Ineffective, he also only had one assist in 14 minutes, 59 seconds played.
Best defensive performance: Kyle O’Quinn gets this award. The Knicks reserve post player clinched the victory intercepting an inbounds pass near the rim at 0.1 second left. He finished with a game-high five steals and two blocked shots.
Best performance in a losing effort: Jahlil Okafor receives this award. The Sixers center finished with a season-high 28 points and 10 rebounds one night after producing just two boards. He went 6-for-6 from the foul line.
Worst statistic: This award goes to the Sixers’ three-point shooting. The made 7 of 31 threes (22.6 percent).
Best statistic: This award goes to Okafor’s offensive rebounds. Six of his 10 rebounds came on the offensive end. That’s a solid effort tied his season high.