Holiday Helps Lead Sixers Over Cavaliers
Jrue Holiday made five 3-pointers and scored 19 of his 24 points in the third quarter as the Philadelphia 76ers kept their hold on a playoff spot with a 103-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Holiday made four of his 3s during a stunning 24-2 run when the Sixers blew open a tight game. Andre Iguodala added 19 points as Philadelphia snapped a three-game losing streak, won for just the third time in 10 games and stayed ahead of Milwaukee in the standings. The Sixers play their final four on the road, including a matchup against the Bucks next week.
Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving scored 9 points in his first game back after missing nine straight with a sprained shoulder. Samardo Samuels scored 15 for Cleveland, which has lost 18 of 22.
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