Warriors' Richardson sits out with knee stiffness
Richardson, the Warriors' leading scorer last season, had surgery before training camp, but returned to the lineup for the regular season. Fluid built up in his knee during the Warriors' flight home from Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, making his knee too stiff to play.
Richardson averaged 12.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while starting each of the Warriors' first five games. Monta Ellis replaced him in the starting lineup against the Hornets as Golden State opened a seven-game homestand. He had 21 points as the Warriors handed the Hornets their first loss of the season.
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