The Philadelphia 76ers won their first game of the new year, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 103-99 Tuesday night.
It was a strong team effort from the Sixers, who had six players reach double figures. Jrue Holiday led the way with 26 points, and Evan Turner added 22. Both players filled up the rest of the stat sheet, too, as Holiday dished out 10 assists, while Turner grabbed 13 rebounds.
Spencer Hawes, Dorell Wright, Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen all scored at least 10 points for the Sixers, who snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory.
On the other side, the Lakers fell below .500 despite getting 36 points from Kobe Bryant. The legendary gunner made 14-of-29 shots, but he missed five of his six three-point attempts.
Bryant didn't get much help from the Lakers frontcourt, as Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard combined to shoot just 3-of-19 from the field. Steve Nash also struggled with his shot, missing all three of his attempts from behind the arc.
Player of the Game: Jrue Holiday
The native of Southern California was excellent in his return home, going for 26 points and 10 assists while shooting 52.6 percent from the field. Holiday also added two steals, and his emphatic slam in the final minute provided the exclamation point at the end of Philly's victory.
Evan Turner also deserves to be mentioned, as he had one of his finest all-around games of the season. Turner hit 8-of-14 shots on his way to 22 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
What's next for the Los Angeles Lakers?
The 15-16 Lakers will face the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday.
What's next for the Philadelphia 76ers?
The 15-17 Sixers will continue their road trip Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns. Tipoff is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.