GETTING INSIDE

March 31st, 2010 admin

Jrue Holiday continues to be one of the few bright spots in the Sixers’ disappointing 2009-10 season. Holiday, the team’s first-round pick last June, is proving to be considerably more than a good defensive point guard.
Holiday became the youngest player in league history to have 12 assists and seven steals in a game during Friday’s home victory over the Hawks. He also finished with 13 points and only two turnovers. The seven steals were the most steals by a Sixer since Chris Webber also had seven on April 2, 2006.
“It is (rewarding to show what I can do),” said Holiday, 19. “I’m really excited about that. My team has trust in me. It’s fun playing like that. We have so many great (NBA) point guards that have double-doubles like that. I can be one of ‘em.”
Holiday has accumulated 10-plus points in 11 of the past 13 games after doing so 10 times in his first 52 games. He’s also shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range and has started shooting technical fouls when he’s on the floor.
“I was a little timid (earlier in the season), not knowing if I’m going to play or if I’m doing the right thing on offense or making the right moves on defense,” Holiday said. “I’ve really had the opportunity to just be myself and go out and play.”
THUNDER 111, SIXERS 93: The Sixers were unable to make it three straight over playoff teams. They couldn’t handle the younger, taller, more athletic Thunder, who held a 47-36 rebounding advantage. The Sixers (26-48) received just 18 points on 5-for-22 shooting from their bench until the final five minutes of garbage time.
Elton Brand led the Sixers with 22 points. Andre Iguodala added 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.


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GETTING INSIDE

March 31st, 2010 admin

Jrue Holiday continues to be one of the few bright spots in the Sixers’ disappointing 2009-10 season. Holiday, the team’s first-round pick last June, is proving to be considerably more than a good defensive point guard.
Holiday became the youngest player in league history to have 12 assists and seven steals in a game during Friday’s home victory over the Hawks. He also finished with 13 points and only two turnovers. The seven steals were the most steals by a Sixer since Chris Webber also had seven on April 2, 2006.
“It is (rewarding to show what I can do),” said Holiday, 19. “I’m really excited about that. My team has trust in me. It’s fun playing like that. We have so many great (NBA) point guards that have double-doubles like that. I can be one of ‘em.”
Holiday has accumulated 10-plus points in 11 of the past 13 games after doing so 10 times in his first 52 games. He’s also shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range and has started shooting technical fouls when he’s on the floor.
“I was a little timid (earlier in the season), not knowing if I’m going to play or if I’m doing the right thing on offense or making the right moves on defense,” Holiday said. “I’ve really had the opportunity to just be myself and go out and play.”
THUNDER 111, SIXERS 93: The Sixers were unable to make it three straight over playoff teams. They couldn’t handle the younger, taller, more athletic Thunder, who held a 47-36 rebounding advantage. The Sixers (26-48) received just 18 points on 5-for-22 shooting from their bench until the final five minutes of garbage time.
Elton Brand led the Sixers with 22 points. Andre Iguodala added 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.


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