Eric Gordon (hip) sits vs. Nuggets

Updated: December 27, 2013, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon is sitting out Friday night's game against Denver because of a right hip contusion.

He was hurt in New Orleans' previous game Monday night.

Meanwhile, Denver forward Kenneth Faried is missing his second straight game with a left ankle sprain.

Gordon was knocked hard to the floor by Scaramento's Isaiah Thomas while trying to convert a layup in the Pelicans' 113-100 victory over the Kings.

Pelicans coach Monty Williams ...

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