Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/29/12
By John Delong, The Sports Xchange CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It didn’t take long for Eric Gordon to make an impact on the New Orleans Hornets. In his season debut after missing the first 29 games with an injured right knee, Gordon led the way as the Hornets rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit and beat the Charlotte Bobcats 98-95. Gordon scored a game-high 24 points in 24 minutes off the bench, and was at his best down the stretch making plays and setting up others. He hit a huge 3-pointer, and set up Ryan Anderson for two others and Roger Mason another in the final six minutes. “I didn’t expect that kind of game right off the bat, but I certainly thought that he would be able to help guys and make guys better, and that’s what he did,” Hornets coach Monty Williams said. “Eric has that ability to make plays and make guys better.” “He made a huge difference,” Mason said. “He’s a big part of our team. He’s a presence out there even when he’s not scoring. When you’ve got sho
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