The first half of the Sixers game in Cleveland looked very typical of the team we've seen so much of lately. Lazy defense, Spencer Hawes doing Spencer Hawes things, and some general BOSSness had the Sixers up just 4 when they went into the locker room at halftime.
While those in "tank-mode" camp were excited about the possibilities of dropping another game, Jrue Holiday decided it was time to drop a barrage of three-pointers on the Cavs. With the help of 5 (yes, 5) triples in the third quarter alone, Holiday lead the Sixers on a gigantic 24-2 run that they never looked back from, getting their only win in their stretch of 3 games in as many days.
Jrue finished the night not missing anything from beyond the arc on his way to a team, and game, high 24 points. Andre Iguodala joined the three-point party bus along with Holiday, netting a few of his own that accounted for 9 of his 19 to go along with 13 boards and 7 assists (so Andre). Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young also dropped double figures themselves, collecting 10 and 12 points off the bench respectively.
Not only did the Sixers come away with the win but the Milwaukee Bucks, apparently switching personalities with the Sixers of recent, fell to the Washington Wizards to put further distance between the two teams for the coveted 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. With just 4 games to play and 2 games up, the dream the tankers once had may just be over.
Unfortunately (?) the game was on TCN, which my cable provider doesn't want to carry, so I was unable to view the game. I did box score follow and read along in the Game Thread, and from the looks of things, it seemed this game was uneventful sans the Holiday 3-point contest in the second half.