"I had it going," said Holiday, who averaged 15 points during last season's playoff run. "I came out aggressive and had open shots. After a while, the goal gets pretty big."
"Jrue was simply spectacular," Collins said. "His last three or four practices have been terrific. He's been playing with a lot of confidence. He shot the ball well, and penetrated to the rim. I'm very pleased."
The Sixers hit six of their first eight three-pointers and finished 9-for-18. When Holiday was out, there was very little drop-off in the perimeter shooting. Dorrell Wright and Young found their place in the offense and combined for three baskets from behind the arc.
Having multiple options from outside is going to create more opportunities for Holiday to score.
"People can't help off, Holiday said. "It leaves a lot of space for me and really spreads out the floor."
Wright and Thaddeus Young each had 10 points for the Sixers, whose primary struggle was its interior defense as Orlando racked up 58 points in the paint.
"We have to be much better there," Collins said.
Maalik Wayns, whose day included wearing a Justin Beiber backpack at shootaround as part of rookie initations, made the most of his moments, effectively running the offense in an up-tempo pace. He had six assists and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.
Evan Turner missed his first eight six shots. He had a solid fourth quarter, finishing with seven rebounds.
Collins started Kwame Brown, expecting to him to go the first five or six minutes and then in 4-5 minute shifts to let his five bigs get as many minutes as possible.
As expected, Andrew Bynum did not make the trip.
"There was no need for him to get on a plane and be flying around," Collins said before the game. "We have to bus to Atlantic City [for a Saturday game with Brooklyn.]"
Glen Davis led Orlando with 16 points.