Jrue Holiday Makes All-Star Game Debut

By Phil Naegely
Jrue Holiday All Star Game
Photo By USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a weekend of firsts for Philadelphia 76er Jrue Holiday. Yesterday, he did well in the Skills Challenge, but came up just short finishing second. Tonight, Holiday saw 15 minutes of action in a very offensive All-Star game.

The East All-Stars tried to come back, but the West All-Stars prevailed and won 143-138.

Holiday scored once on a dunk, a buzzer-beater jumper, and lastly, on a layup for a total of six points. The buzzer-beater was at the end of the third quarter and briefly put the East All-Stars up over the West. In addition to his six points, Holiday added two boards, an assist, and two steals.

For only playing for fifteen minutes with some superstars, Holiday’s stat line is stellar. The game seemed to be dominated by the Miami Heat’s big three trying to put on a show. Heck the only way Chris Bosh was in the game was because his head coach Eric Spoelstra had to pick an injury replacement this past week.

This whole season Holiday has been a true All-Star for Philadelphia and their fans. He has really stepped up into an increased role for the Sixers so far this season, and Holiday made the most of his All-Star appearance. If Holiday keeps playing the way he is this year further on in his career, he will make another All-Star appearance.

Maybe next time, he will be able to win the Skills Challenge, or even help his team to victory in the All-Star game.

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