Hornets sit Eric Gordon; Paul Pierce out

Updated: December 28, 2011, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Shooting guard Eric Gordon was scratched from New Orleans' home opener against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night because of a bruised right knee.

Gordon bumped the knee in in the third quarter of Monday night's season-opening win at Phoenix.

Gordon, acquired in a trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers, was the Hornets' top scorer in Phoenix with 20 points, hitting a game-winning jumper in the final seconds.

Boston's Paul Pierce remained out ...

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