VIDEO: Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday blocks Kevin Love’s 3-pointer and zips past him with the nutmeg
The 10th-year pro made sure nobody forgets it during the team’s Tuesday game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Mismatched with Cavs big man Kevin Love in the corner, the two-time NBA All-Defensive team selection made quick work of the power forward with a quick strip steal. To add insult to injury, Holiday then dribbled the ball between Love’s legs for the nutmeg as he brought the ball up the court.
Jrue blocked Kevin Love's jumper then megged him pic.twitter.com/TuudsRmlis
— Max Carlin (@maxacarlin) January 29, 2020
In his 10th NBA season sixth with the Pelicans, Holiday has not only been a veteran leader for the team, but also arguably their best player.
The 6-foot-3 combo guard is averaging 19.8 points per game to go along with 6.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds and a career-high 1.8 steals while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from beyond the arc.
New Orleans eventually took down Cleveland, handing them a 125-111 beating. Jrue Holiday top-scored the Pelicans with 28 points to go along with two boards and eight assists, while Kevin Love finished with 12 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Cavs.
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