Gordon, Vasquez, Billups all to play
The Hornets have their regular starting backcourt of Eric Gordon
and Greivis Vasquez available, and Clippers reserve guard Chauncey
Billups also is suiting up for Wednesday night’s game between New
Orleans and Los Angeles.
Left ankle injuries kept both Gordon and Vasquez out of the
Hornets’ victory Monday night over Denver, a result that snapped
the Nuggets’ 15-game winning streak, but coach Monty Williams says
they’re ready to return.
Billups, who is coming back from a strained right groin, has
missed the Clippers’ past three games.
Gordon is New Orleans’ second-leading scorer, averaging 16.5
points, while Vasquez is the Hornets’ third-leading scorer with
14.1 points per game and assist leader with 9.3 per game.
Billups has played in 19 games this season, averaging 8.0