after he was labelled distinctly average

after he was labelled distinctly average

Wed May 16, 2018 10:43 am

PHILADELPHIA -- The crowd greeted Jrue Holiday with a warm ovation in the All-Stars first trip back to Philadelphia since the 76ers traded him to the Pelicans over the summer. Andres Iniesta Jersey . Holiday returned the favour by putting on a show with 20 points and 13 assists, leading New Orleans to a 121-105 victory on Friday night. "Its fun being back and the crowd showing me a little bit of love," Holiday said. "I didnt hear too many boos, so thats a little surprising, but definitely a good thing. "Just cause its Philly, anything can happen, especially with the boos. You just never know. Im glad it was a good quote-unquote welcome back." Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Holiday added seven rebounds as the Pelicans (7-8) snapped a four-game road skid. Holiday, an All-Star last season for the Sixers, was sent to New Orleans in a deal that netted Philadelphia No. 6 overall pick Nerlens Noel and a future first-rounder. "Its great Jrue did well," said Sixers forward Evan Turner, a teammate of Holidays for three seasons. "Obviously we wanted a win. A guy like Jrue, you want him on your side, but once again, I wish nothing but success for him and for him to keep growing as he is." Tony Wroten scored 24 points on 9-for-13 shooting off the bench, and Spencer Hawes contributed 12 points and nine boards for the 76ers (6-11). Wroten (lower back) and Hawes (knee) both played for the first time in three games, but Philadelphia lost for the ninth time in its last 11. "Theyre a good team," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "Theyre a hard team for us to guard. I think at times when we tried to extend the defence and press, they went through it and they had success at the back end, even when we went through the press." Missed opportunities plagued the Sixers. On one possession in the third quarter, James Anderson missed three straight open 3-pointers after Thaddeus Young grabbed consecutive offensive rebounds. After the third miss, Young pulled down another offensive board and drew a foul going back up, but he missed both free throws. The Sixers were a miserable 9 for 21 (43 per cent) at the free throw line. Conversely, the Pelicans were 11 for 14 (79 per cent) on free throws. "We still gave up 105 points," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "From my standpoint, you give up 30 points in the first quarter, theres a lot to be desired. But it is a lineup that can cause problems, we just have to learn how to defend and share the ball better." New Orleans took a 12-point lead late in the second quarter on Anthony Davis fast-break layup after a steal by Holiday to cap off a 15-2 run. The Sixers responded with a pair of 3-pointers and an 8-2 run of their own to end the half down 61-55. Gordon and Ryan Anderson led the Pelicans at the break with 11 points apiece. Turner also had 11, including three of the Sixers nine first-half 3-pointers. They went cold in the second half, making just three from beyond the arc. New Orleans shot 55 per cent from the field, including 8 for 20 (40 per cent) on 3-pointers. Just two weeks ago, the Pelicans clobbered the Sixers in a 135-98 affair in New Orleans. Fridays game marked the final of two meetings between the clubs this season. "Im gonna be for real, Im glad we beat em twice," Holiday said. "Obviously its good to see old teammates, its great to come back here and feel the love from the fans, but it feels good to beat them." NOTES: The Sixers allowed their opponent triple-digit points for the 15th time in 17 games. ... Hawes double-double streak ended at three games. ... Sunday, the Sixers face the Pistons in Detroit and the Pelicans play the Knicks in New York. Gerard Pique Jersey . Granlund scored 2:04 into the first period. Max Reinhart, on his first NHL shift of the season, neatly stripped the puck from Zack Smith at the Senators blue-line. As he moved in, his attempted shot deflected into the slot where Granlund buried a shot past Craig Anderson. Jordi Masip Jersey .com) - Ames, IA (SportsNetwork. http://www.barcelonasoccerpro.com/Authentic-Paulinho-Barcelona-Jersey/ .Y. -- The New York Islanders were merely content with a lopsided victory.England flanker Tom Wood feels Eddie Jones critical post-World Cup comments of him were blown out of proportion. The Northampton back-row forward has been named in Jones starting line-up for Saturdays opening autumn international against South Africa at Twickenham, live on Sky Sports. England vs South Africa November 12, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass It is the first time Wood has been selected since Jones took over the national job and comes nine months after he was labelled distinctly average by the head coach. Any damage done by the comments seems to have been repaired, with Jones happy to compare Wood to Rambo due to his long hair and beard and restore him to his team for what is a key fixture.I think an awful lot was made of that and I just gave an easy headline, Wood told Sky Sports News HQ. Eddie just said that I hadnt been good enough and that I needed to improve if I wanted to get back in.I knew myself that I needed to do that as well and I got my head down and worked hard. We were in contact throughout. Wood has been in fine form for Northampton in the Aviva Premiership Eddie told me the door was never closed on me and that I was getting closer as I was improving and working hard and so I just kept doing what I was doing. Andre Gomes Jersey. Woods international exile has lasted more than a year and he accepts his chance to restore his reputation with England has come through injuries elsewhere.Jones will be missing James Haskell, Jack Clifford, Sam Jones, Mike Williams and Maro Itoje and Wood is happy to be the beneficiary. Wood was labelled average by Eddie Jones Ive just been quietly working away so that I was ready, he said. The back row is an attritional area of the pitch and there is always a chance there will be injuries.So I knew if I kept working hard and making improvements that Id get a chance but I know this is a real opportunity for me to make my mark. Also See: ODriscoll backs Daly Daly to start for England England v SA: Memorable matches The Jones factor Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2018 Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '


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