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Philadelphia 76ers Eye More Consistency from Jrue Holiday

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Jrue Holiday has a chance to put the  Philadelphia 76ers behind him for a few days and enjoy All-star weekend. Then it’s back to work for Holiday and it’s not going to be easy trying to salvage what’s left of the NBA season for his team.

The playoffs are still possible although it’s rather ludicrous for a 22-29 team to still be in playoff positioning. They’re a few games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final playoff berth.

Holiday is an all-star, and deservedly so. He’ll do very well in the skills competition, an event obviously suited to his talents.

He’s not exactly going to Houston the way he would have preferrred.  The Sixers were hoping to have some momentum going into the break.

On Wednesday, the Sixers lost 94-92 in the closing seconds to the Bucks. Holiday wasn’t able to make the play the Sixers were looking for. He was 6-of-17 for the night and missed the team’s final field attempt with eight seconds to play. But he did have 12 assists. That’s why Holiday is an all-star. He’s among the key NBA players who can struggle in one category and  yet deliver in a first-class way in another area to help his team be competitive. Holiday also contributed two steals.

It wasn’t his night shooting wise but maybe  it will be Holiday’s weekend. If it is maybe the batteries will be resurged and Holiday can help the Sixers get on the right track, if it isn’t already too late.