The 76ers have been sliding as they try to adjust without their starting point guard Jrue Holiday.
Holiday has a sprained left foot that has forced him to miss the last three games, all Sixers' losses. During this stretch, they've been outscored 313-283, which is an average difference margin of 10 points per game.
One problem has been finding a suitable replacement in Holiday's absence. Evan Turner has been the Sixers' starting point man in place of Holiday. Turner's known for his all-around game, which includes ball handling, but adjusting to the point guard position is still an adjustment for the former Buckeye on both ends of the floor, as it would be for any not accustomed to the position on a full-time basis. Turner's turnover numbers have risen during the three games with the increased responsibilities. The Sixers have also been rolling out Dorell Wright and Malik Wayns more in their current predicament.
Holiday is averaging a team-leading 18.4 points and 8.9 assists along with 1.5 steals.
That presence has been missed. His status for Wednesday's game is certainly one to keep an eye on.