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NBA Summer League: 76ers Lose To Thunder

The Sixers summer league squad lost their first game, but as we've said before the final score isn't really the important thing in these games. The important thing for Sixers fans is the continued impressive play from second year PG Jrue Holliday. NBA.com awarded him "performance of the day"

Second-year man Jrue Holiday keeps looking more and more like he's ready to be the man and run the show in Philadelphia. He scored 25 points and handed out five assists in the Sixers' 89-80 loss to the Thunder. In addition, he was working against OKC's James Harden and Eric Maynor, both in the same 2009 draft class as Holiday, who made their marks as rookies.

Sixers' coach Doug Collins was effusive in his praise of Holiday.

"Jrue is so good," said Sixers coach Doug Collins. "That's why I'm so excited. This is a point guard league and when you get a young kid like that who has that kind of confidence, it's great. He's got a real demeanor about himself. If he has a play and he doesn't feel that he can't get a guy the ball, he might just look over and say, 'I didn't think I could get it to you.' He's a communicator in addition to having solid all-around basketball skills. He could really be special"

Mareese Speights also turned in a solid performance scoring 20 points and grabbing 9 boards. He spoke after the game.