TORONTO — Here are my key takeaways and best and worst awards from the 76ers' 128-94 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night at Air Canada Centre.
Best performance: Raptors power forward Serge Ibaka gets this award on a night when his teammate, DeMar DeRozan, finished with a game-high 30 points. Ibaka was the most dominant player on the floor, especially in the third quarter. That's when he scored 11 of his 21 points on 4-for-4 shooting. Three of those shots were three-pointers.
Worst performance: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot looked overmatched during his 10 minutes, 41 seconds off the bench. The Sixers swingman finished with four points on 1-for-5 shooting. He also had three turnovers.
Best defensive performance: This goes to Jakob Poelti. The Raptors reserve post player finished with a game-high three blocked shots and one steal.
Worst statistic: This was a hard one. But I decided to give it to the Sixers' 20 turnovers over their 61.1 percent foul shooting.
Best statistic: This goes to the Raptors' 10 blocked shots. In addition to Poelti's three, Ibaka, Delon Wright, and Lucas Nogueira had two apiece. Norman Powell added one.