Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/13/14
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LOS ANGELES -- With 22.4 seconds remaining and Philadelphia holding a four-point lead over his hometown team, 76ers guard Jrue Holiday was forced into a tough decision. Hold the ball, play for the foul and give his reeling team a chance to beat the Los Angeles Lakers at the free-throw line. The safe play. Or take advantage of a parting sea of defenders and lift his team to the win with one defining moment. That takes a little guts. Perhaps not such a tough call after all. Holiday took off, split a sagging Los Angeles defense and soared, throwing down a hard dunk to put the 76ers up by six and ice the game. It was quite the capper for the UCLA product, who stunned his hometown crowd with 26 points and 10 assists to lead the 76ers to a 103-99 win over the Lakers on Tuesday night at Staples Center. "I was hyped, bro," Holiday said, flashing a wide smile. "I thought right there it was pretty much over. I was up in there. Usually with that much time on the clock, you hold the...
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