He snared a career-high ten rebounds to garner his first-ever double-double game in the NBA.
His stat line read 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals in a little over 37 minutes of action.
His previous high in rebounds was 8 on several occasions, while he had a high of 8 assists in a couple of games during the 2016-17 season.
Richardson’s rebounding number is indicative of the Heat’s prowess on keeping possession of the basketball on offense rather than giving it up to other teams while running back on defense.
Interestingly over the last 5 games the Heat, along with Golden State Warriors were the only teams with more rebounds on offense than turnovers, and tied the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns, in the offensive rebounds plus steals minus turnovers metric with a total of 43 extra possessions for themselves, or 43 less possessions for the other team, over five games.
So congratulations to Jrich for a career milestone and many more to come, including his first triple-double perhaps?
Stats courtesy of NBA stats.