Pelicans' Gordon out with right hip contusion
Gordon, who is averaging 15.4 points per game this season, was injured in New Orleans' 113-100 win against Sacramento Monday night when he was knocked to the ground by Kings' guard Isaiah Thomas while going for a layup.
Anthony Morrow started in place of Gordon Friday night and scored eight points.
While Gordon was out, reserve center Jason Smith returned after missing three straight games because of a right knee bone bruise. Smith, who has averaged just over 10 points and six rebounds a game this season.