· Mar 29 2023
With Giannis Antetokounmpo having another one of his absurdly-efficient performances, Jrue Holiday managed to accomplish the unlikely: he outshined his MVP teammate on offense. The veteran Milwaukee Bucks guard, who earned his second All-Star berth in 2022-23, carved up the Indiana Pacers in the best performance of his 14-year career. Holiday was in the zone all night and scored wherever and however he wanted, whether it was a stylish hook shot, a floater in traffic, a post-up that he muscled his way to a layup, a put-back after two of his own misses and an ankle-breaking 3-pointer at the expense of T.J. McConnell. When he wasn’t scoring at a prolific pace, Holiday also facilitated for the Greek Freak and the rest of his teammates all while playing his signature version of lockdown defense. When it was over, Holiday had exploded for a career-high 51 points on 20 of 30 from the field to pair with eight rebounds and eight assists in Milwaukee’s high-octane 149-136 victory on March 29, 2023.