Jason Richardson, Dunk Champion, Misses Game-Tying Dunk
The Suns and Spurs kicked off ABC’s NBA Sunday in San Antonio. It was a close game the entire way but the Spurs maintained a slight lead the entire fourth quarter. Phoenix’s best chance to finally catch the Spurs occurred in the final minute when Jared Dudley stole an errant pass from Steve Nash. Dudley pushed the ball ahead to Jason Richardson who was on a fastbreak and headed to tie the game at 107 with an easy dunk. That was until the rim got in the way. Check out the video:
Yes, that was J-Rich, the same guy who won the dunk competition in ’02 and ’03, who drew iron on a potential stuff. No doubt he’s thoroughly embarrassed by the miss but there’s no way to guarantee that the Suns would have went on to win the game had he made it. That was a crappy way to see your five-game winning streak come to an end though.