Stan Van Gundy often says he doesn't care anything about acrobatic dunks, but even Van Gundy had to love what he saw from his starting shooting guard midway through the first quarter Friday night.
Jason Richardson elevated into the air, caught an alley-oop pass from Chris Duhon and slammed home a dunk with his back to the hoop.
The Magic need more from Richardson this season — more points, more defense, more energy — for the team to reach its potential, and that explains why the dunk was such a welcome sight. After missing two games to rest an injured knee, Richardson scored 19 points to help the Magic beat the rebuilding Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94 at Amway Center.
"I don't have too many of those left," the 31-year-old Richardson said, referring to his dunk.
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