When the second half of Sixers-Kings began there was an important player missing from the court.
Josh Richardson is dealing with right hamstring tightness and will not return to Wednesday night's game against Sacramento at the Wells Fargo Center.
Richardson was excellent in the first half, continuing a string of standout performances over his last few games. He scored a season-high 32 points against his former team Saturday in the Sixers' blowout win over the Heat. Before that contest, he'd missed the previous two with right hip flexor tightness.
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The Sixers' starters have played well, but the issue has been that they haven't played much together. They've only been on the court for 97 minutes through 18 games this season.
Furkan Korkmaz started the second half in his place.
We'll provide more information on the extent of Richardson's injury when it becomes available.
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