Jrue Holiday is living up to the four-year, $41 million contract extension Philadelphia rewarded him with at the start of the season. He has assumed a leadership role, and in the 76ers' last game, he carried the team to victory with perhaps the best performance of his career.
His worst offensive showing, however, came in his most recent game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Holiday looks to lead the 76ers to a rare win over the Mavericks on Tuesday night, while Dallas tries to bounce back from its most lopsided defeat of the season.
After an overtime loss to Oklahoma City the previous night, Holiday made sure the disappointment wouldn't carry over to Sunday's game against Phoenix. He had a career-high 33 points along with 13 assists in leading the 76ers (8-6) to a 104-101 victory.
"We take a lot of pride in how we play and we didn't want to lose three straight," forward Thaddeus Young said. "I think Jrue set the tone from the beginning with his aggres...