MIAMI – My look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers’ 100-87 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena:
Best performance: Thaddeus Young was the winner of this award. But it wasn’t like he received a lot of competition. Miami rested starters LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers and reserve Chris Andersen. Meanwhile, the Heat players, who played, were on cruise control. Nonetheless, Young made 9 of 17 shots to finish with a game-high 20 points. He also had nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Worst performance: I hate to do this to Adonis Thomas, who made his first career start. He made 1 of 2 shots to score three points and an assist in 5 minutes, 20 seconds before exiting with exiting with a dislocated right pinky finger. But Thomas gets the award due to suffering from a severe case of the hacks. The rookie swingman, who was signed to 10-day contract, picked up three fouls in the first 3:04 of the game.
Best defensive performance: Tony Wroten gets this one. The Sixers reserve point guard finished with a game high five steals. That was one of his highlights in what was hot-and-cold season-ending performance. Wroten also had four points, six assists and six turnovers.