Pelicans showing quick-strike capability now. Eric Gordon has made back-to-back shots and Tyreke Evans just drove lane for layup.
Eric Gordon back in at the 3:50 mark as Ryan Anderson checks in. Monty Williams hinted at this in pregame comments.
Eric Gordon subbed out at 6:38 of 1st qtr for Luke Babbitt. Monty said in pregame he wants to see Gordon more with reserves, incl. Anderson
Eric Gordon scores the Pelicans' opening points.
Eric Gordon is starting tonight, although Monty Williams said he wants to see him work with second unit.
Monty Williams said he wants to see Eric Gordon work with the second unit, particularly with Ryan Anderson.
Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon in the starting lineup together tonight for first time in preseason.
It would have been nice if Eric Gordon could have played to see how this group played together. I guess we'll wait until Monday vs. Wiz
Eric Gordon is dressed in warmups, but he is standing on the sideline while his teammates take shots.
Pelicans SG Eric Gordon, who has back spasms, is not expected to play tonight against the Thunder.
With Eric Gordon out, Tyreke Evans will start at SG and Luke Babbitt starts at SF tonight for the Pelicans.
Eric Gordon said his back tightened up overnight after Tuesday's game vs. Houston. He said the spasm are nothing serious.
Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans (hamstring) is probable for tonight's vs. OKC. SG Eric Gordon (back) is doubtful.
Eric Gordon doubtful tonight with lower back spasms
Eric Gordon makes good defensive play- blocking Troy Daniels' 3-point attempt.
Interesting lineup - Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Russ Smith paired together in the backcourt.
Add Eric Gordon to the list of Pelicans who are having a great first half. He has nine points and 3 assists on 4-of-6 shooting.
Pelicans starting lineup: SF John Salmons, PF Anthony Davis, C Omer Asik, SG Eric Gordon and PG Jrue Holiday
Goodness, think now much better K.Thompson is than Eric Gordon -- and that's even assuming Gordon healthy, which he seldom is.
Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday heating up from the perimeter with nice jumpers.
Pelicans starters: Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Omer Asik, John Salmons, Anthony Davis.
Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday have all played more than 21 minutes - surprising.
Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson have scored 11 points apiece in first half. It'll be interesting to see how Williams handle 2nd half rotations.
Eric Gordon leads Pelicans with 9 pts; Ryan Anderson has 8.
Pelicans go with small/quick lineup of PG Russ Smith, SG Jrue Holiday and 6-3 SF Eric Gordon. Group makes run, cuts it to 52-38 at 3:06
Rookie PG Russ Smith is in the game fir the first time tonight, as Pelicans are using a there G lineup with Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon.
Hawks are getting easy baskets often in building 45-27 lead at 6:40 of 2nd Q. Eric Gordon tops NOLA with 6 pts, but Pels shooting 9-for-29
Anthony Davis with early highlight, taking drop-off bounce pass by Eric Gordon in middle of lane, soaring for one-hand dunk. Atl 12-9
Eric Gordon with a strong move to the basket for layup. Looked a lot like LAC Eric Gordon.
With a healthy Eric Gordon and with Omer Asik added, the Pelicans look like a playoff team . . . if they were in the East,
Anthony Davis, Darius Miller, Omer Asik, Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon are the Pelicans starters
Pelicans starters in Game 1 of preseason vs. Miami are Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Darius Miller, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik
Watching to see how Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday emerge, along with Omer Asik, who is not expected to be on floor for long
Eric Gordon: ''Now all I'm worrying about is getting a good rhythm, playing with the guys and seeing what we can do this year.''
Eric Gordon: ''I feel strong and I lifted more than normal to keep away from injury.It's a more comfortable feeling.''
Monty Williams on Eric Gordon: ''He looks like Eric now. I think the time off really allowed him to heal. He's really been good in camp.''
Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon has been impressive in camp so far, according to Coach Monty Williams and some of his teammates.
Pelicans G Austin Rivers said they had most physical practice of camp. He and Eric Gordon really got after it.
Left is Tyreke Evans' 2013-14 shot chart. Right is Eric Gordon's. And the middle is where neither shoots very well. http://t.co/BlT37lGTGD