NBA scores: 76ers lose back-to-back despite Jrue Holiday's strong outings

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Jrue Holiday had a double-double against the Warriors and was a rebound and an assist from a 30-point triple-double against the Blazers, but the Philadelphia 76ers lost close games to the Golden State and Portland.

The Philadelphia 76ers lost a pair of tough games on the West Coast on back-to-back nights, but not for lack of trying by Jrue Holiday.

Friday night, Holiday had 21 points and 10 assists while Thaddeus Young chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to overcome a second quarter where they were outscored 32-18 by the Golden State Warriors. The 76ers forced 18 turnovers while committing 11 and stuck with Golden State on the boards, as both teams had nine offensive rebounds. But the shooting just wasn't there, as they went 5-for-20 from downtown and shot just a bit over 40 percent from the field.

Against the Portland Trail Blazers, Holiday was a rebound and an assist away from a triple-double, getting 29 points, nine assists and nine boards. Nicolas Batum, who had 22, eight and seven, led the Blazers to the win. Right now, Philadelphia's offense is all Holiday and when shots aren't falling around him, there's not much hope for the team. Against Portland, the team was 4-for-17 from three. The bench unit of Spencer Hawes, Nick Young and Dorell Wright was 7-for-26 from the field, with Hawes and Wright bricking all six of their threes.

Here's a look at the finals from the two games:

Friday, Dec. 28

Golden State Warriors, 96, Philadelphia 76ers, 89

Saturday, Dec. 29

Portland Trail Blazers, 89, Philadelphia 76ers, 85

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