Josh Richardson is a good defender, part of the long and athletic Sixers defense that has teams scoring less than a point per possession against them this season. Richardson is the kind of guy you put on the opposition’s best perimeter player.
Atlanta’s Trae Young spun him around.
Young has taken another step forward this season. He was averaging 38.5 points and shooting 55 percent from three coming into this game, plus dishing out nine assists a night. He looked like he was on his way to another big night early in this game against Philly.
This game is a good test for Atlanta. The Hawks started 2-0, beating a shorthanded Pistons team without Blake Griffin and then a Magic team struggling to score so far this season.