But the point guard's former team realizes it can't focus on stopping just him.
Scoring at will, the Pelicans shot 60.5 percent, blocked 16 shots, and had eight double-figure scorers in the previous matchup. They also had a commanding 103-66 cushion after three quarters en route to snapping a three-game losing streak.
Ryan Anderson dominated the Sixers in his first game of the season. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward made 6 of 10 three-pointers en route to finishing with 26 points in a reserve role. He was inactive the first nine games with a broken toe.
Shooting guard Eric Gordon added 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting.
Holiday finished with 14 points, 12 assists, and 6 rebounds.
Anderson, Gordon, and Holiday weren't the only dominant Pelicans.
Chester native Tyreke Evans, a reserve guard, added 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Power forward Anthony Davis finished with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 8 blocks, and 2 steals. He tied a franchise record for blocks in a quarter with five in the first.
Sixers swingman Evan Turner, meanwhile, produced his worst performance of the season, finishing with four points on 2-for-11 shooting. That was way below his season average of 21.4 points.
Sixers center Spencer Hawes (left-knee soreness) and backup point guard Tony Wroten (lower-back strain) are listed as game-time decisions. The Seattle natives and University of Washington products missed the last two games.