Thursday, December 25, 2014

76ers point guard Jrue Holiday out against Lakers

Jrue Holiday in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP)
Jrue Holiday in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Jrue Holiday will miss his second straight game for the 76ers with a sprained left foot. Sixers coach Doug Collins said before tonight's game with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Wells Fargo Center that Holiday will be out.

“I would say Jrue will not play tonight,” coach Doug Collins said in a pre-game meeting with the media. “He will be out probably a few more days.”

Holiday missed his first game this season in Friday's 95-85 loss at Indiana against the Pacers.

Evan Turner will again assume the point guard spot for the Sixers. Turner had 22 points and 10 rebounds in nearly 42 minutes in Friday's win over Indiana.

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  • Collins said it wasn’t a difficult decision to sit Holiday, who did some light shooting during Sunday morning’s shootaround.

    “I don’t’ think he can play, I think his foot is still too sore,” Collins said. “It’s not us putting a harness on him or holdling him back. I don’t think he can play.”

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