Friday, August 28, 2015

'Best' & 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Celtics

My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Boston Celtics’ 114-108 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center:

'Best' & 'Worst' awards: Sixers vs. Celtics

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Jeff Green recoreded 36 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots against the 76ers. (Chris Szagola/AP)
Jeff Green recoreded 36 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots against the 76ers. (Chris Szagola/AP)

 My look at some of the best and worst performances from the Boston Celtics’ 114-108 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center: 

Best performance: Any person if his right mind knows Jeff Green is the winner of this award even though Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was a superstar. Green snapped out of a shooting slump by finishing with 36 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. The Celtics small forward made 5 of 7 three-pointers. Seventeen of his points came in the third quarter. He scored 13 consecutive on three-pointers and four foul shots.

Worst performance: This goes to Michael Carter-Williams. The Sixers rookie point guard struggled from the field, shooting 5-for-16 overall and 0-for-3 on three-pointers. Carter-Williams also had a game-high four turnovers. His last one came when he dribbled the ball off his left foot while going to the basket as the Sixers trailing 112-108 with 25 seconds left. He did manage to finish with 11 points and a team-high six assists.

Best defensive performance: The Celtics’ Jared Sullinger gets this award after blocking a game-high four shots. The 6-foot-9 center altered several other shots and held Sixers center Spencer Hawes to 5-for-13 shooting.

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Best performance in a losing effort: Sixers power forward Thaddeus Young receives this award after recording a team-high 20 points and blocking a shot. The New Orleans’  native made 9 of 17 field goals.

Worst statistic: This award goes to the Celtics’ second-quarter free-throw shooting. Boston made just 2 of 8 foul shots (25 percent) in the quarter.

Best statistic: This award goes to the Sixers’ free-throw shooting.  They made 17 of 20 free throws to shoot 85 percent from the foul line for the game.

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



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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

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.

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