April 30, 2012 in Professional
Jordan Kahn of Hickory High has an excellent video breakdown of Jason Richardson‘s performance for Orlando in game one of the NBA playoffs against Indiana April 28. Here’s Kahn’s breakdown of the above video:
This time, Orlando utilized the backup option on the play because Nelson couldn’t get past Darren Collison. After Richardson sets the ball screen for Nelson, Ryan Anderson sets a screen for Richardson to run to the top of the key. The passing angle isn’t there, so Richardson comes right back to the wing, using a second screen from Anderson. Paul George and the Pacers are caught off guard, and Richardson has just enough space to hit another three.
Richardson, a Saginaw Arthur Hill and Michigan State standout, didn’t shoot particularly well overall in the game (6-for-15), but made 5-of-8 3-pointers. Kahn has breakdowns like the one above of three other important Richardson shots from Orlando’s surprising 81-77 road win.
Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball also has a nice breakdown of Richardson’s 3-point shooting using screen grabs.