Holiday is set to travel to Tokyo on Saturday with Khris Middleton and Devin Booker, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports. Holiday's status for Team USA's game Sunday against France is uncertain. Team USA is down to only nine players without Holiday, Middleton and Booker, so the team is hopeful the trio is able to play Sunday. Team USA coach Gregg Popovich is unsure how much he'll use Booker, Middleton and Holiday in Sunday's game if they are available.
Holiday ended with 12 points (4-19 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 assists, nine rebounds and four steals across 46 minutes in Tuesday's Championship Game 6 win over the Suns. Holiday had a woeful night from the field, but he still ended just one rebound away from putting up a triple-double and contributed defensively as well. He ended with at least three steals in each of the last three games of the series and was a stat-stuffing machine during the Finals. The versatile point guard ended the series against the Suns averaging 16.7 points, 9.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 0.7 blocks per game.
Holiday finished Saturday's Game 5 win over Phoenix with 27 points (12-20 FG, 3-6 3Pt), 13 assists, four rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot over 42 minutes. Holiday struggled through the first four games of the series, putting up 15.3 points per contest but hitting only one-third of his field-goal attempts. The point guard turned things around in a big way Saturday, producing his highest scoring and assist efforts of the series to help push the Bucks to within one victory of an NBA title. His biggest moment came with the Suns threatening to take the lead in the waning seconds of the contest, when Holiday stole the ball from Devin Booker and lobbed the ball to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a game-changing dunk. Holiday will man the point once again when Milwaukee attempts to secure the NBA Championship on Tuesday.
Holiday had 13 points (4-20 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Suns. At this point, the effort and effectiveness Holiday brings on the defensive end speaks for itself, but his offense has been a completely different story. After scoring 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting in Game 3, Holiday followed up by missing all five of his three-point attempts and looking wildly uncomfortable finishing around the rim. The veteran was also prone to some woeful nights in previous rounds -- most notably, a 5-of-23 dud in Game 7 against the Nets -- but Wednesday's Game 4 supplanted the aforementioned game as his least-efficient effort of the entire playoffs. Holiday will look to bounce back Saturday night when the series resumes in Phoenix.
Holiday notched 17 points (7-21 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks across 39 minutes in Thursday's loss against the Suns. Holiday might have delivered a solid all-around stat line and was arguably the second-best player for the Bucks in Game 2 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he had a rough shooting night and made just 33 percent of his field goals. It's a small sample size, but Holiday has been struggling offensively against the backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker. He's averaging 13.5 points per game and shooting a meager 31.4 percent from the field, as well as 14.3 percent from three-point range, in the first two games of the series.
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