Bruised hip forces Hornets' West to miss first game of season
PHOENIX -- New Orleans Hornets forward David West, the team's second-leading scorer, missed a game for the first time this season Saturday night against the Phoenix Suns because of a bruised left hip.
West, averaging 19.4 points and 9.4 rebounds in 33 games, was injured Friday night during the Hornets' 116-104 victory at Golden State, when he collided with the Warriors' Stephen Jackson.
New Orleans coach Byron Scott said he hoped West would be able to play in the Hornets' next game, at home Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
MORE NBA HEADLINES
- Warriors edge Blazers on Thompson's late 3
- Davis' 40 points, 21 boards power Pelicans
- Clips down Cavs for 11th straight
- Allen gets hot late, leads Heat over Rockets
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- The Highland Mint New Orleans Pelicans Gold and Color Mint Coin