Rocket’s Eric Gordan was back to play against LA Clippers
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.”