It comes as no surprise that Jrue Holiday has made all sorts of headlines ahead of Wednesday’s highly-anticipated showdown between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics. Naturally, the fans want to see how Holiday will fare on the basketball court against his former team following his shocking summer departure.
After all the brouhaha, the Bucks and the Celtics finally took center stage on Wednesday night, and naturally, the spotlight was on Holiday.
Ex-Milwaukee Bucks Star Jrue Holiday Greets Damian Lillard
Right before the game tipped off, however, Holiday got a chance to have a brief interaction with Damian Lillard on the court. In case you were living under a rock, this is relevant because it was Dame and Jrue who swapped places this past summer.
In spite of all the narratives surrounding these two stars, however, it is clear that there is nothing but respect between them:
Respect between Jrue and Dame before they battle 🤝
Don't miss Celtics vs. Bucks at 7:30pm/et on ESPN! pic.twitter.com/vgb3rFel1c
— NBA (@NBA) November 22, 2023
Holiday also got a chance to greet his former teammates before the game when he decided to visit Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. in the opposing locker room. It was endearing to see Holiday hugging it out with his ex-Bucks teammates.
Unfortunately, neither Holiday nor Lillard was able to live up to all the pre-game hype — at least at halftime. Holiday laid a goose egg in the opening half on 0-of-4 shooting, with four rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block, and two turnovers. Dame did not fare much better with seven points on 3-of-11 from the floor.
The Celtics entered halftime with a 67-53 lead.
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