Jrue Holiday Has A Career Night In Win Over Celtics
If there is still any doubt in the progression of Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday, it all needs to be stopped sooner rather than much too late.
The 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics 106-100 on Friday night at the TD Garden in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, to increase their record to 3-2.
#Sixers win! #BeatBoston 106-100. Big game for @thekidet and @jrue_holiday11. Sixers.com for your postgame coverage.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) November 10, 2012
Besides a bigger win in the beginning of the season against their NBA Atlantic Division Rival, the Celtics, it became a career-night for the Sixers Floor General while away from home. After a convincing performance against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night (14 points, 12 assists, 39 minutes), Holiday turned it up a notch by pouring in a 21 points while playing 41 minutes and dished out a career-high 14 assists.
“Great, Great win for us on the road,” coach Doug Collins said when asked after the game, “I’ve talked to Jrue, he did great tonight, he’s going to be the quarterback of our team. He’s a guy who I want the ball to be in his hands.”
Jrue guided a shot to the basket late in the game to help the Sixers finish 7 for 13 (53.8%) from behind the three-point-line in their victory.
Jrue also added from the free-throw line tonight. Holiday finished a perfect 6 for 6 from the charity stripe while the Liberty Ballers ended with an impressive 19 for 23 (82.6%) from the line.
Besides a bevy of players also lighting it up from the floor, Holiday has taken great leaps and bounds to prove to the rest of the NBA that he truly belongs.
The only thing more impressive than a Jrue Holiday assist in traffic, is a traditional Philadelphia cheese-steak while hearing the Liberty bell ring its euphoric harmony.
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