Sixers coach Doug Collins said that if Holiday cannot play, Evan Turner will start at point guard.
"Jrue has been great for us," Collins said.
Holiday is averaging 18.4 points, 8.9 assists, 3.8 turnovers, 1.5 steals, and 38.5 minutes per game. In the first quarter of the season, he entered the All-Star Game discussion.
If Holiday doesn't play, the Sixers have no choice but to adapt.
"This is an NBA team," Sixers guard Jason Richardson said. "Evan playing point or [rookie] Maalik [Wayns] will have to come in and step up."
Holiday has been a durable performer. Now in his fourth season, he has missed just 10 games, nine in his first year. Holiday had a streak of 188 straight games snapped in the final regular-season game last season when Collins rested him.
Notes. Thaddeus Young also did not practice Thursday, but it had nothing to do with injury. Young constantly battles bigger power forwards, and Collins said he just wanted to give him a breather. . . . The Sixers said Damien Wilkins (calf strain) would be a game-time decision. He practiced. . . . Friday will be the first meeting between the Sixers (12-10) and Indiana (11-11). . . . The Pacers have played all season without star Danny Granger (left patellar tendinosis, commonly known as "jumper's knee"). The team hopes he can return by mid- to late February.
Contact Marc Narducci at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow on Twitter @sjnard