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Jrue Holiday with the layup to send Sixers to overtime against Raptors (VIDEO)

Jan 19, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT

Jrue Holiday is doing his best to remind coaches that he deserves a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team this season.

Holiday finished with a career-high tying 33 points, to go along with 14 assists while scoring all 12 of his team’s overtime points to lead the Sixers to a 108-101 win over the Raptors on Friday.

Philadelphia wouldn’t have had the chance to win if not for this play from Holiday near the end of regulation.

With the Sixers down two and 5.5 seconds remaining, Holiday inbounded to Spencer Hawes, then got it back on the hand-off. From there, Holiday did the rest, and went hard to the basket for the game-tying score, while absorbing the contact from the defender in the process.

The only thing holding Holiday back from an All-Star spot is his team’s record, which currently has them out of the playoff picture. Holiday said afterward though that he’d like the honor, and that he’ll continue to put up performances like these if that’s what it takes.

“I really don’t know,” Holiday said about whether he deserves to play in the All-Star Game. “Obviously, that’s a goal I’d like to have under my belt. If I have to do this every game for us for our team to win, so be it.”

  1. connorchew - Jan 19, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    was at this game.. the energy was ridiculous. great win.. (over an average team)

    • lucifershuttlesworth - Jan 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      the officiating was what was ridiculous.

      • somekat - Jan 19, 2013 at 5:11 AM

        You are right, the fact that the shot in the clip wasn’t and 1, to give holiday a chance to end it there, was ridiculous

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Jan 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Holiday is such a bright spot on an otherwise medicore team. Even with Bynums 16 million to sit the bench this year, the 76ers overall salary paid is 64 million to the players. As compared to teams like the lakers who are at 100 million. I sure hope they start shoveling out some money and put a lethal shooter around bynum, holiday, young and co

  3. bucinnj - Jan 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    this kid is having a great year!

  4. mungman69 - Jan 19, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    He is an all star.

  5. camnellum12 - Jan 19, 2013 at 3:39 AM


    • egls7 - Jan 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      no. the last time they played each other, jrue shut down kyrie.

      • camnellum12 - Jan 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        Chris Paul had a bad game against Russell Westbrook, so Westbrook>CP3? ….didn’t think so

    • reasonablemindsays - Jan 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Call me when kyrie can lead his team out of the cellar

      • camnellum12 - Jan 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

        Hmm, let’s see, who has the better roster right now? Oh yeah, Jrue. Varejao is the 2nd best player by a mile, and he’s gone, I’d like to see Holiday lead Zeller, Thompson, Gee, and Miles and what the record is.

      • reasonablemindsays - Jan 19, 2013 at 7:38 PM

        Most of the Cavs wins were with Varejao, who by the way is better than anyone else on the sixers. since varejao left, theyve barely won and have been one of the worst teams in the league. theyve pretty much played as bad as a team can play.

  6. sasquash20 - Jan 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    I love Jrue but he still makes mistakes that most 22/23 years old kids make. He is going to be a very good player for a long time.

    As for the Sixers they need to shake it up. I would try and move E.Turner to Utah for Millisap or Jefferson. You may have to throw the marshmellow man S.Hawes in on it but I would do that in a heart beat. Jefferson and Millisap are both URFA and they ain’t keeping both with Favors and Kanter waiting in the wings. Then move T.Young to the 3, put Millisap at the 4 and hope and pray Bynum can give us something. Millisap is a legit 4, and can rebound which we need because Hawes is a back up nothing more.

    • sasquash20 - Jan 19, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      More wishful thinking-If you get Jefferson then your not waiting on Bynum. But if Bynum can come back with a Jefferson you would have a dominate front court.

    • captainwisdom8888 - Jan 19, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      I hate spencer Hawes

  7. imthewiz77 - Jan 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    I’m a sixers fan and if you think Turner and Hawes will get you anything you need to come back to reality

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