It's becoming quite clear which player propels the Philadelphia 76ers, while the Phoenix Suns' offense, though balanced, is without a go-to scorer.
The visiting 76ers look to carry the momentum from a big road win into Wednesday night's matchup with a Suns team trying to snap a six-game losing streak.
Philadelphia (15-17) had lost eight of nine on the road prior to Tuesday's 103-99 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, the fifth stop on a season-high eight-game trip. Jrue Holiday continues to be the team's biggest difference maker, finishing with 26 points and 10 assists for his eighth double-double of the season.
Philadelphia got a glimpse of life without Holiday in mid-December, and it wasn't pretty. He was sidelined for four games with a sprained left foot, and the 76ers were outscored by an average of 13.0 points in losing each.
The 22-year-old Holiday is averaging a team-high 18.9 points and ranks third in the league with 8.9 assists per game. Those numbers are improved from ...