Pelicans minus Gordon, Roberts while Burks out for Jazz

NEW ORLEANS — Coach Monty Williams says guards Eric Gordon and Brian Roberts will miss New Orleans’ game against Utah.

The Jazz, meanwhile, have ruled out reserve guard Alec Burks with a left ankle sprain.

Gordon is missing his fourth straight game with left knee tendinitis, while Roberts is missing his second straight game with a bone bruise in his left knee.

However, Williams says Friday that guard Austin Rivers is ready to return after missing Wednesday night’s victory over the Los Angeles Clippers with an upper respiratory infection.

The injuries mean Tyreke Evans is the starter at point guard as he was on Wednesday, but he won’t have play as many minutes at that spot with Rivers back in the lineup.