Jason Richardson
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"Jason Anthoney Richardson" is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Richardson was taken by the Golden State Warriors as the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft after playing college basketball at Michigan State University. He won the Slam Dunk Contest/NBA Dunk Contest in both 2002 and 2003, becoming just the second player after Michael Jordan to win the competition back-to-back.

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It was a very important (game). They've got the eighth spot that we want. They came in here, played hard and they won the game.

We're not in a hole yet, but we're digging ourselves into one. Every game we don't win, we get deeper in that hole.

It felt like every shot I put up was going to go in.

I thought it was going to be a contest to see which one of us would score 50. He's at the level where I want to be. You want to bring your 'A' game against him, because you know he's going to bring it against you.

We tried to get back into it and play some good defense. Troy hit a couple of shots. We tried to fight back into it but we dug ourselves into a hole by 20 (points) and it was hard to come back from that.

Of course the playoffs are still on our mind. We're in a position for the last playoff spot with a few other teams, but we can't worry about them. We just have to continue to go out and win games.

As long as I was on the floor, I was going to play like I was healthy. If you think you're hurt, you'll play hurt. I didn't have the same jumping ability so I had to smarten up on how to get my shots to fall. I think the ankle will be a little sore tomorrow.

He's not afraid to make mistakes. It's amazing how he gets offensive rebounds. The moment he steps on the court he's playing hard.

There was a lot of desperation to win these games. Closing out the game. Hitting free throws. Valuing each possession of the ball. We did it all tonight and we pulled the game out.