Holiday scores 14 points in his first game against the 76ers after the summer trade

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: November 16th, 2013 at 11:41 pm EST

At the NBA draft, Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Sam Hankie pulled off a shocking trade. He sent Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and a first round draft pick.

The 76ers would replace Holiday about an hour later when they drafted Michael Carter-Williams from Syracuse. And on Saturday night, the 76ers past and present point guards played each other in New Orleans.

Jrue Holiday (Getty Images)

Jrue Holiday (Getty Images)

The Pelicans came into the game with a 3-6 record, while the 76ers came into the game with a 5-5 record. But the Pelicans would come out with the win, as they defeated the 76ers, 135-98.

The 76ers have lost back-to-back games on this road trip so far. On Friday night, they lost 113 to 103 to the Atlanta Hawks at Phillips Arena.

In his first game against his former team, Holiday scored 14 points in 29 minutes. He also had 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.

Holiday is averaging 13.8 points, 6.8 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game this season.

Holiday will make a return trip to the Wells Fargo Center for the first time on November 29th. Holiday should get cheers in his return unlike the hatred that showered down on Andrew Bynum when he returned earlier this month.

This will be Holiday’s only trip to the Wells Fargo Center this year, being that the Pelicans are a Western Conference team. He played his first four seasons in a 76ers uniform.

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