Eric Gordon out vs. Rockets

Eric Gordon out vs. Rockets
January 2, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Harden's been keeping up with Gordon since high school

Hornets head coach Monty Williams said before Wednesday night's game that Eric Gordon will sit out against the Rockets.

Gordon just came back from a knee injury and has played in two games. However, his most recent game was on Tuesday evening, meaning the Rockets game would be a back-to-back situation.

Williams is trying to ease Gordon back into the lineup, saying he needs Gordon to be "totally healthy" before ramping up his shooting guard's minutes. He elaborated by saying that includes having Gordon getting his game-shape conditioning back.

Gordon is averaging 17.5 points and 5.0 assists since coming back from his injury. He's coming off two straight seasons where he averaged at least 20 points a game.