Posted March 14, 2013

Video: Sixers’ Jrue Holiday dunks over Heat’s LeBron James

Ben Golliver, Jrue Holiday, LeBron James, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers

By Ben Golliver

Sixers guard Jrue Holiday turned in one pretty crunch time play against the Heat, even if it ultimately came in a losing effort.

With the Heat leading 91-89 and a little more than one minute remaining in regulation, Holiday split the defense on a high screen, avoiding a Dwyane Wade swiping attempt at a steal to get deep into the paint. Once there, he rose for a dunk, smoothly avoiding a block attempt by LeBron James, which came just a bit too late.

Philadelphia’s All-Star guard finished with 21 points (on nine-for-18 shooting), seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block in 42 minutes. It proved not to be enough to overcome the Heat, who took home their 20th consecutive victory 98-94 at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.

James finished with a game-high 27 points (on eight-for-19 shooting), eight assists, seven rebounds, two steals and a block in the win.

Miami improved its league-best record to 49-14 with the win; Philadelphia dropped to 24-40.

Holiday, 22, was recently included in The Point Forward’s top 10 point guard rankings.

2 comments
carjax1202
carjax1202

OMG....that was not a dunk "over" James....nice trumped up article.  Must of been a 76er fan who wrote this.  Holiday an all-star?  Pah leez!  He was already on the way to dunk and James was behind him going for a block from BEHIND....get it straight.