Jrue Holiday Amazes In Celtics' Preseason Victory With Nutmeg Move On Evan Fournier

Photo: Instagram/Jrue Holiday

In a thrilling preseason clash on Tuesday, the Boston Celtics triumphed over the New York Knicks with a final score of 123-110, further solidifying their preseason record at 3-1.

The Knicks, unfortunately, fell to 1-2 in the early stages of their season. However, the highlight of the game came courtesy of Jrue Holiday, who recently joined the Celtics and exhibited his extraordinary skills.

During the match, Jrue Holiday, known for his remarkable abilities on the court, delivered a spectacular nutmeg move on Evan Fournier. The play began when Holiday secured a rebound, skillfully passing the ball through Fournier's legs.

Photo: Instagram/Jrue Holiday

The ball found its way to Payton Pritchard, who capitalized on the opportunity by sinking a three-pointer, much to the delight of the home crowd. Holiday's performance during the preseason has been nothing short of impressive, and fans are eagerly awaiting his contributions in the upcoming regular season.

The former UCLA star earned his second NBA All-Star selection and boasted an impressive regular season average of 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 1.2 steals per game, while maintaining a sharp shooting percentage of 47.9% from the field and 38.4% from three-point range in 67 games. He also made a notable appearance in five NBA playoff games during the previous season.


Jrue Holiday's career journey has been nothing short of remarkable. Initially selected as the 17th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, he has showcased his talents with the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, and most recently, the Milwaukee Bucks.

Over 14 seasons in the league, his career averages include 16.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He boasts a career shooting percentage of 46.2% from the field and 36.6% from three-point range, accumulating an impressive 906 regular season games and 70 NBA playoff appearances.


Notably, he played a pivotal role in helping the Milwaukee Bucks secure the 2021 NBA Championship against the Phoenix Suns.


Looking ahead, the Boston Celtics are gearing up for their first regular-season game, scheduled for October 25, when they will visit the New York Knicks. Fans and basketball enthusiasts eagerly await more memorable moments from Jrue Holiday as he continues to make his mark in the Celtics' jersey.

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Source: Sports Illustrated
 

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