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Holiday is a game-time decision
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On December 13, 2012 @ 6:00 pm In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Jason Wolf, USA TODAY Sports
Phladelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday is a game-time decision for Friday’s game at Indiana and is wearing a walking boot after an MRI revealed a sprained left foot Thursday afternoon.
Holiday did not experience pain Wednesday night after Philadelphia’s 96-89 loss at home to the Chicago Bulls, but woke up with discomfort, according to the Sixers. He scored a game-high 26 points on 13 for 28 shooting but managed just two points in the fourth quarter Wednesday. He added five rebounds and nine assists but also had five turnovers.
Holiday did not practice Thursday because of soreness in the arch. X-rays did not reveal a fracture.
The fourth-year guard has sparked talk of a possible All-Star spot by averaging career highs with 18.4 points and 8.9 assists per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. He has started every game this season for the Sixers and has emerged as the team’s go-to option with All-Star center Andrew Bynum sidelined by knee injuries.
If Holiday is forced to miss time, Sixers coach Doug Collins will likely start Evan Turner at point guard and Nick Young on the wing, according to the team.
Starting forward Thad Young also did not practice Thursday in order to rest. He is healthy. Backup point guard Royal Ivey will not travel with the team to Indiana because of strep throat.
Jason Wolf writes for the Wilmington News Journal
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