Early Thanksgiving for Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers

Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Jrue Holiday of the Philadelphia 76ers  is truly blossoming into one of the best point guards in the NBA today.

The Sixers rolled over the Toronto Raptors106-98, on Tuesday night, in a closer game than most expected Philadelphia fans could have expected. Furthermore, Holiday completely demolished the competition by piling on 19 points and stacking on 12 assists and adding on 8 rebounds almost completing the double-double.

Even without the effort, the Sixers players all stepped up to the plate throughout the entire game. Guards, Nick Young & Jason Richardson, combined for 44 points and Young with that display off the bench. Richardson shot a beautiful 7 for 14 from the floor (50%) and 4 for 9 from behind the arc (44.4%) while finishing with 21 points in 32 minutes.

However the play that deserves and grand applause is the amazing play of Holiday in the beginning of the 2012-2013 regular season. This season Holiday has averaged 18.6 points per game, 8.6 assists per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 1.5 steals per game while shooting 45% from the field.

Holiday is solidifying his chances of becoming an NBA All-Star this season if he can continue to keep up his high level of play. Holiday’s assists-per-game have increased by over three assists per game and his points per game have raised almost by half a dozen.

Also, with the loss of big man Andrew Bynum until late January or even early February, there has to be a Sixers player who can bear the load offensively. Combined with Richardson and Young and even Dorell Wright off the bench, Holiday will help lead this 7-4 Sixers team on another playoff run.

Tyler R. Tynes is the Featured Columnist for the Philadelphia 76ers with Rant Sports, Lead Writer covering the Philadelphia 76ers for Buzz On Broad, Radio Host of “#SixersTalk” on Buzz On Broad Radio 

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