INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 28: Jason Richardson #23 of the Orlando Magic gets a shot off over Danny Granger #33 of the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2012 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Orlando won the game 81-77 to take a 1-0 series lead. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Orlando Magic guard Jason Richardson has one pretty jump shot and when he has his stroke going the ball seems go straight through the middle of the hoop, barely even bothering the net. Just a quick and lethal, snap. Gotcha!
Needless to say, J-Rich had it going against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night in Game 1, knocking down five key threes, including two in the final three minutes that fueled Orlando's 11-0 finishing flourish to win the game.
After the game, Paul George slowly shook his head in frustration. PG missed a couple of key threes, himself but also felt he had Richardson pretty well defended on the late makes. PG wasn't far off, but the Magic did a good job giving Richardson just enough room to snap off his threes.
Jordan Kahn over at Hickory High looks at the video and shows how the Magic were able to free Richardson when he had it going. As Kahn concludes, the Pacers were ready for what the Magic were doing but Orlando adjusted well on the fly.
The Pacers did a nice job anticipating Orlando's go-to plays, but Jason Richardson and the Magic were even better in utilizing their secondary options.