Gordon was held out of Sunday’s matchup against the Phoenix Suns for injury maintenance, but he was back in action Monday evening. He was expected to shoulder a heavier workload than usual with Jae’Sean Tate (ankle) ruled out.
The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Huston Rockets at 10:30 p.m. ET Monday at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Both teams have struggled in the early going of the 2022 NBA season, with the Rockets entering this matchup looking to snap a three-game losing streak and the Clippers entering the game hoping to end a four-game slide.
The match was tied up 52-52 at halftime, but Paul George hit the game-winner for the LA Clippers while becoming the first player in NBA History to have at least 35 PTS, 9 REB, 8 AST, 6 STL, and 5 3 PM in a game.
Huston Rockets’ guard Eric Gordon (10) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) reached for a loose ball during the match’s second half. Despite Gordon’s incredible defense, George made a contested 15-foot baseline jumper with 6.2 seconds left, giving the Clippers a 95-93 victory over Huston Rockets on Monday night.
Incredible defense by Eric Gordon.— Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) November 1, 2022
Better shot by Paul George. pic.twitter.com/VjiblstzL6
Eric Gordon’s stats in the last night’s match
Gordon gave a remarkable performance in the last match against the Clippers.
Eric Gordon came to play 😤— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 1, 2022
10 PTS in the first quarter! pic.twitter.com/TrzkjjTaKL
- Points : 12
- Rebounds : 2
- Assists : 2
- Steals : 2
- Blocks : 2
- Triples : 2
Rockets’ fans are not satisfied with Jordan’s performance.
Eric Gordon's left hand drive comes up short. So do Rockets, 95-93. Not a bad look.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) November 1, 2022
@RooshWilliams wrote on Twitter, “Really disappointing to see the final 2 plays of a tied game run strictly through Eric Gordon”.
@BenDuBose twitted: “I love Eric Gordon. He can help the young guys in their development. He is a great teammate. I do not understand (and it’s not his decision) running your final two plays, tied and trailing by 2 with under 40 seconds left, for him alone. Those are prime growth opportunities.”