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Jason Richardson, Philadelphia 76ers
Joe Johnson, SG, Nets: A
The Nets best player on the night, Johnson finished with a team-high 22 points plus seven rebounds and two assists against the Sixers—sparking the drive for their attack all night.
The shooting guard did tie for the most turnovers for any player on the night, but after shutting down Jason Richardson at one end and racking up 22 points at the other, it's hard to find too much fault with the Nets star.
This was a very strong night from Johnson, who made some clutch free throws down the stretch that ensured victory for the Nets.
Jason Richardson, SG, 76ers: D-
This was a night that Richardson will likely try and forget very quickly.
The Sixers guard finished with just five points and an assist during his 30 minutes on the court—turning the ball over twice and picking up four fouls in the process.
And whilst those numbers might not seem that bad, keep in mind that he made just two field goals from his 10 attempts on the night—including five attempts from deep. Surely there comes a point when a player should just stop shooting, and Richardson should have done that a lot earlier than he did.
In a three-point loss, it was his performance that killed the 76ers.