Gordon out for Pelicans, Faried out for Nuggets
Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon is sitting out Friday
night’s game against Denver because of a right hip contusion.
He was hurt in New Orleans’ previous game Monday night.
Meanwhile, Denver forward Kenneth Faried is missing his second
straight game with a left ankle sprain.
Gordon was knocked hard to the floor by Scaramento’s Isaiah
Thomas while trying to convert a layup in the Pelicans’ 113-100
victory over the Kings.
Pelicans coach Monty Williams says Anthony Morrow is starting
for Gordon so guard Tyreke Evans can remain one of the first
players off the bench.
With Faried out, Denver coach Brian Shaw says he’s starting
Timofey Mozgov at center, moving J.J. Hickson to power forward and
starting Jordan Hamilton at shooting guard in place of a healthy