Video: Sixers' Jrue Holiday dunks over Heat's LeBron James

Thursday March 14th, 2013

By Ben Golliver

Sixers guard Jrue Holiday turned in one pretty crunch time play against the Heat, even if it ultimately came in a losing effort.

With the Heat leading 91-89 and a little more than one minute remaining in regulation, Holiday split the defense on a high screen, avoiding a Dwyane Wade swiping attempt at a steal to get deep into the paint. Once there, he rose for a dunk, smoothly avoiding a block attempt by LeBron James, which came just a bit too late.

Philadelphia's All-Star guard finished with 21 points (on nine-for-18 shooting), seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one block in 42 minutes. It proved not to be enough to overcome the Heat, who took home their 20th consecutive victory 98-94 at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.

James finished with a game-high 27 points (on eight-for-19 shooting), eight assists, seven rebounds, two steals and a block in the win.

Miami improved its league-best record to 49-14 with the win; Philadelphia dropped to 24-40.

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