Pelicans’ Gordon out with right hip contusion

New Orleans guard Eric Gordon will miss Saturday’s game against

the Houston Rockets with a right hip contusion.

Gordon missed the Pelicans’ 105-89 win over the Denver Nuggets

Friday night because of the injury as well.

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.