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Orlando Magic shooting guard Jason Richardson missed Sunday's game against the Miami Heat with what the team termed "chest pains." He was scratched just before tipoff. J.J. Redick started in Richardson's place and scored a team-best 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
"I was real scared," Richardson said of the chest pain. "When I started running, I felt, like, a sharp pain going toward my chest area. It's nothing to play with." The Heat's medical staff, including a cardiologist, examined Richardson and advised him against playing.
"Richardson's condition is not believed to be serious," writes Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel. He could return to the court Monday evening against the Milwaukee Bucks, but the team has listed him as questionable for that contest. Nine days ago, Richardson led a Magic rally past Milwaukee by scoring 28 of his 31 points in the second half, shooting 10-of-14 from the field and 8-of-9 from behind the three-point arc.
Richardson is averaging 12.2 points per game for Orlando during the 2011/12 season, and shooting a career-high 41.5 percent from three-point range.