Injury Doesn't Hold Back Jason Richardson; Scores 20 Points Against the Bucks

By Tyler R. Tynes

It seems as though the injury that previously sidelined the Philadelphia 76ers  starting shooting guard, Jason Richardson, is merely a thing of the past.

J-Rich poured in 20 points, four rebounds and two assists coming off of an ankle injury that saw him greeting the bench for around four games as his team played on their first road trip of the season.

Richardson’s efforts became futile as the Sixers couldn’t stop Brandon Jennings, Monta Ellis & the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center falling to a 105-96 deficit.

Richardson started the first quarter strong. He ended up scoring half his points in the first quarter alone and topped it off with a freakishly athletic 360 dunk that left the Wells Fargo Center crowd in a frenzy for several seconds.

The former Michigan State Spartan also helped spark a 14-3 run to get the Sixers back in the game out of halftime but happened to fall just short of the mark losing the game by only nine points in the last few ticks of the clock.

With all the recent concern over the Andrew Bynum situation, Richardson deserves a little bit of the spotlight as well. He came over with Bynum in the four-team trade that sent him from the Magic to the Sixers along with his 7-foot tall teammate.

The eleven year veteran comes into the season averaging 17.5 points & 5.0 rebounds per game. If he can continue to sling in those numbers, the Sixers have a go-to-guy late in games when there’s some scoring to be done.

Where would Sixers fans be without Bynum…I mean Richardson, somehow got those guys confused.

Tyler R. Tynes is the Featured Columnist for the Philadelphia 76ers with Rant Sports, Lead Writer covering the Philadelphia 76ers for Buzz On Broad, Radio Host of “#SixersTalk” on Buzz On Broad Radio 

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