SAN FRANCISCO -- Jason Richardson says his favorite road game every season is the one he plays in the Bay Area against his former team. Unfortunately, his status for Friday night's meeting between the Sixers and Warriors remains uncertain.
The 6-6 swingman is officially listed as a game-time decision with a low back strain.
Richardson missed Wednesday's 99-89 win over the Memphis Grizzlies with the same injury.
The 12-year veteran spent six seasons in Golden State, averaging 18.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists before being traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in 2007 – the move came exactly six years and one day after the Warriors made him their fifth-overall selection in the 2001 Draft.
If he is unable to go, the Sixers are expected start forward Dorell Wright in his place. The nine-year veteran got the nod Wednesday in Memphis. In that game, he scored a team-high 28 points on just 11 shots.
Wright also has Bay Area roots. He spent each of his last two seasons with the Warriors before coming to Philly via trade this past summer.
Updated: 12:35 PM, December 28, 2012