Gordon out with ankle sprain

Updated: November 27, 2009, 11:42 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon missed Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers and it's uncertain when he'll return from a left ankle sprain.

Gordon turned his ankle before halftime of Wednesday's 98-88 loss to Cleveland and did not return. Coach John Kuester said he wasn't sure how long the injury would sideline the six-year veteran, who began the night tied for 16th among NBA scorers with 19.8 points per game.

Gordon signed a $55 million, five-year contract last summer after starring for the Chicago Bulls in his first five seasons. Rookie Austin Daye made his first career start in his place.

The banged-up Pistons have had starting forwards Richard Hamilton (right ankle) and Tayshaun Prince (back) on the court for a combined four games this season.


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