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