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Suns vs. Sixers recap: Jrue Holiday erupts as Phoenix falls, 104-101

The Suns had no answer for Jrue Holiday on Sunday as the young point guard led the 76ers to a 104-101 victory while putting up some career-best numbers

Christian Petersen

The Phoenix Suns were gashed by Jrue Holiday Sunday evening as the 76ers point guard went off for a career-high 33 points to give Philadelphia a 104-101 victory.

Michael Beasley (21 points) led the charge for Phoenix but missed a wide-open layup with 2.8 seconds remaining that would have tied the game.

Ultimately though, it wouldn't have come down to that if Goran Dragic and the Suns could have contained Holiday better. Beyond the points explosion, Holiday also contributed 13 assists and three rebounds while shooting an effective 13-of-21 from the field.

The Suns had a chance to capture the lead when a 6-0 run cut the deficit to 98-97 with just 1:06 remaining but former Sun Jason Richardson hit a difficult 15-foot jump shot to extend Philly's lead back to three. The teams then traded careful blows before Beasley blew it with his miss.

Despite the final score, Phoenix had some excellent contributions off the bench as Luis Scola (10 points, seven rebounds), Jermaine O'Neal (11 points, three rebounds, two blocks) and Sebastian Telfair (12 points, three rebounds, two assists) led the way for a unit that put up 40 points.

The Suns will now look to rebound as they head to Cleveland Tuesday to face the Cavaliers in the second matchup of Phoenix's six-game road trip.