Sunday, May 24, 2015

Chuck, Bubba Chuck and Jrue

Jrue Holiday joins the Sixers' 30/13 club.

Chuck, Bubba Chuck and Jrue

Jrue Holiday eludes the Suns´ Jermaine O´Neal Sunday (AP / Matt Slocum)
Jrue Holiday eludes the Suns' Jermaine O'Neal Sunday (AP / Matt Slocum) AP

Jrue Holiday Sunday notched just the Sixers' sixth 30-point, 13-assist performance over the last 28 seasons (since 1985-86, which is how far back we can search the database at

He joins Allen Iverson (who did it four times) and Charles Barkley (who did it once).

The Sixers finished the 104-101 victory over the Suns with 39 field goals, equally distributed between field goals made by Holiday (13), field goals assisted on by Holiday (13) and field goals he had no direct hand in (13).

Here are the Sixers' 30/13 games since 1985-86:







 Nov. 4, 1986  Charles Barkley  at Pacers  L  121-125  15-19  0-  1    4-  5  34  14
 April 18, 1997  Allen Iverson  Celtics  L  113-119    4-15  5-10    9-10  32  15
 April 14, 2005  Allen Iverson  Heat  W 126-119    8-19  3-  5  13-13  38  16
 Jan. 26, 2006  Allen Iverson  Magic  L  115-119  12-27  1-  5  11-12  38  15
 Nov. 5, 2006  Allen Iverson  Heat  W 107-  98    7-16  2-  5  11-14  31  13
 Nov. 25, 2012  Jrue Holiday  Suns  W 104-101  12-19  1-  2    6-  8  33  13
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