New Orleans Hornets – Eric Gordon To Miss 2nd Straight Game
New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon (pictured left) missed last night’s win over the Boston Celtics with a bruised right knee. Apparently the injury is lingering, as coach Monty Williams isn’t expecting Gordon to play tomorrow against the Phoenix Suns.
Gordon, who scored a game-high 20 points in Monday’s win at Phoenix, bumped knees with Suns forward Grant Hill in the second half. Gordon played through the injury and hit the game-winning shot, but the knee swelled up the following day.
Marco Belinelli, who started at PG Monday in place of Jarrett Jack (one game suspension, and started at his natural SG position in place of Gordon yesterday, will make his third straight start of the season. Marco scored 13 points, was 3-4 from 3 point range, and pulled down 6 boards in last night’s win.
Tip-off tomorrow night at the Hive is set for 7:00. Monty Williams will look to start 3-0 for the second consecutive season.