Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/25/12
PHILADELPHIA -- Jrue Holiday scored a career-high 33 points Sunday night, and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Phoenix Suns 104-101. The fourth-year point guard also had 13 assists, helping the Sixers (8-6) snap a two-game losing streak. Holiday shot 13-for-21 from the floor, and he recorded his fifth double-double of the season. Evan Turner added 16 points and nine rebounds for Philadelphia. Michael Beasley scored 21 points to pace Phoenix (6-8), but he missed a potential game-tying layup with three seconds left. Marcin Gortat had 18 points for the Suns, whose two-game winning streak ended. Phoenix lost its third consecutive road game, and it fell to 1-5 away from home. The Sixers extended a five-point halftime lead to 80-70 late in the third quarter, but the Suns reeled off 11 straight points -- six by Luis Scola -- to go up 81-80 early in the fourth quarter. After an exchange of baskets, the Sixers went on a 7-0 flurry that included baskets by Thaddeus Young and Turner, plus a three-point play by Lavoy Allen. That left the Sixers with an 89-83 lead with 8:02 remaining. Philadelphia extended its edge to 98-91 with 3:47 to play on Holiday's three-point play. However, the Suns scored the game's next six points, on two layups by Beasley and a jumper by Jermaine O'Neal, to cut the gap to 98-97 with 1:06 left. With the Sixers still clinging to a 102-101 lead and 14.8 seconds remaining, Holiday made a free throw to push the advantage to two. Beasley then took an inbounds pass from Jared Dudley and drove the lane against Turner, but his shot spilled out. Turner grabbed the rebound and made the second of two foul shots with 1.9 seconds to play. Allen had 11 points for the Sixers, and Young scored 10. Sebastian Telfair scored 12 for the Suns, O'Neal had 11, and Goran Dragic finished with 10. Holiday had 13 points and six assists in the first half, which concluded with the Sixers holding a 46-41 lead. Five of his points came late in the half, when Philadelphia went on a 10-2 run to erase a 39-36 deficit. Turner added 10 points before halftime. Beasley and Telfair had six apiece to pace the Suns in the first half. NOTES: Sixers guard Jason Richardson started, despite re-spraining his left ankle in Saturday night's overtime loss to Oklahoma City. He was originally hurt Nov. 4 against New York. He finished with eight points. ... Philadelphia backup center Spencer Hawes also played, despite knee soreness. He scored six points. ... Seldom-used rookies Maalik Wayns and Arnett Moultrie made rare first-half appearances for the Sixers, and coach Doug Collins said he is committed to giving them more time. "We've got to let them play through some mistakes," he said. "I want them to be aggressive mistakes, not mistakes where they're on their heels." ... Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry continues to be concerned about the Suns' inability to defend 3-pointers. Entering Sunday's game, opponents were shooting a league-best 42.6 percent from the arc against Phoenix. "We've got to get them off that line," Gentry said.
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