After missing two consecutive games with a sore back, Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon said his status for tonight's game against the Utah Jazz will be a game-time decision. Gordon put in some light work during Thursday's practice at the New Orleans Arena that did not involve much running.

He was injured last Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves when he strained his lower back while trying to avoid a screen on defense.

"I'm just ready to feel comfortable with my back when I move around and go from side to side," Gordon said after practice. "My hip line was bad, and it was more spasms than anything else. It's been tough. I felt a sharp pain, but it's been getting a lot better."

After watching Gordon work, Hornets Coach Monty Williams said he isn't sure about the guard's status.

"I certainly think he has made progress from where he was two days ago," Williams said. "He looked a lot better today."

The Hornets acquired Gordon in a December blockbuster trade from the Los Angeles Clippers, along with center Chris Kaman, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and a first-round draft choice in exchange for All-Star point guard Chris Paul. Gordon has missed 53 games and played in only five this season. Before returning April 2, Gordon missed 51 games because of cartilage damage in his right knee.