Young, Holiday shine for 76ersPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports:
Even the return of All-Star Chris Bosh couldn’t help the Toronto Raptors.
Thaddeus Young scored a career-high 32 points, Jrue Holiday had 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Raptors 114-101 on Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak.
“Today was just a great day,” Young said. “My teammates were looking for me and they put me in different positions.”
Bosh returned from a seven-game absence to finish with 12 points and 12 rebounds, but the Raptors still lost for the fifth time in six games…
The 76ers went 9 for 12 from 3-point range, including three by Young.
“Thad made his 3’s and I felt that jump-started us,” 76ers coach Eddie Jordan said.
Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports:
Young, whose inconsistency has caused him to be taken out of the starting lineup, was back among the first five yesterday because center Sam Dalembert was late for a morning meeting and did not start. Young responded, pouring in a career-high 32 points, missing just five of his 18 shots. He also grabbed five rebounds and came up with four steals.
Holiday, securely planted as the team’s starting point guard, had a solid all-around game with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Though still only 19, Holiday has grown into a player who is being counted on by teammates to be a stabilizing force in the final meaningless games.