Jack out with sore ankle

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans starting point guard Jarrett Jack has been ruled out of the Hornets’ game Wednesday night against Denver because of a sore right ankle.

The Hornets say reserve center Chris Johnson, who was diagnosed with a concussion after taking a hit to the head in a loss at Phoenix on Sunday, also has been scratched from the lineup

Jack has averaged 15.6 points and 6.3 assists this season.

Meanwhile, Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler has been listed as inactive for a second straight game with a left groin strain.

As expected, guard Eric Gordon was inserted into New Orleans’ starting lineup, his first action in three months because of a right knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery. His return was the reason the Hornets had their NBA-high 22nd different starting lineup of the season.