Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 days ago

Gordon scored 19 points (7-21 FG, 3-9 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes during Monday's 113-102 loss to the Clippers.

EDGE Analysis

Despite tying for the team lead with 19 points, Gordon was not very efficient from the floor for the second straight game. In his last two games, the guard is shooting a total of 30.0 percent on 20.0 shots. In the four games before that, Gordon was shooting 47.4 percent, including 35.0 percent from three. Still, he is averaging 21.2 points in his last seven games since returning to the starting lineup. However, with James Harden (hamstring) possibly returning later this week, Gordon's current run as a starter may be coming to an end.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
1 week ago

Gordon scored 30 points (11-23 FG, 5-12 3PT, 3-4 FT) to go with five rebounds, three assists and one block across 33 minutes during Wednesday's 121-112 win against Portland.

EDGE Analysis

Much like Chris Paul, Gordon has performed well in the absence of James Harden's dominating presence in the Houston offense. On Wednesday. the guard scored 30 points for the second time in his last four games. Since returning to the lineup after Harden's injury, Gordon has averaged 23.2 points in five starts. The catalyst to Gordon's consistent scoring as of late is his game from beyond the arc. Averaging 10.0 shots from three in his last five games, he is converting on 34.0 percent of them. While his efficiency is about average, it is in keeping with the bombs away approach that he and the Rockets offense employs. Averaging 9.5 shots from long range for the season for 34.2 percent, Gordon is not afraid to keep firing away with a high volume of three-pointers.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
2 weeks ago

Gordon pitched in 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt), seven assists and three rebounds across 34 minutes in Saturday's 108-101 loss to the Pistons.

EDGE Analysis

A dose of Avery Bradley defense helped subdue Gordon, who'd racked up 30 points in the Rockets' shootout loss to the Warriors on Thursday. The veteran sharpshooter was still relatively efficient with the shots he did take, but his 13 attempts were a far cry from the 24 he'd launched against Golden State. Despite the slight downturn Saturday, Gordon should continue seeing elevated usage on the majority of nights while he retains a first-unit role due to James Harden's hamstring injury.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
2 weeks ago

Gordon contributed 30 points (12-24 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, three steals and one block across 38 minutes during a 124-114 loss to the Warriors on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon's 30 points marked a game high as he got another start with James Harden (hamstring) sidelined. He reached the 30-point mark for the second time this season and the seven dimes matched a season high. Gordon will likely continue to get a large workload for as long as Harden is out of action.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
2 weeks ago

Gordon started at shooting guard and supplied 17 points (5-16 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six assists, five rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 win over the Magic.

EDGE Analysis

During his season and a half with Houston, Gordon has mainly acted as a spot-up shooter from the outside, but he could be forced to take on more play-making responsibilities with James Harden (hamstring) set to miss at least the next two weeks. It's perhaps no coincidence that Gordon delivered his second-best assist total of the season while starting in place of Harden, who was unavailable Wednesday for the first time all season. Expecting five-plus-assist outings from Gordon on a regular basis may be too much to ask, but the added usage he'll see with Harden out should allow Gordon to increase his 2.1-per-game average for the season.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
2 weeks ago

Gordon will start at shooting guard while James Harden (hamstring) is sidelined, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Harden set to miss up to six weeks due to a Grade 2 left hamstring strain, Gordon will be called upon to take on a bigger workload in the backcourt. Gordon is already playing 33 minutes per game this season, so his playing time likely won't increase by much, but he will be featured with the first unit until Harden is healthy enough to return to the floor.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 weeks ago

Gordon, with Chris Paul (leg) returning to the starting five, will head back to the bench, Zach Rosen of the Wizards' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon has played 37.8 minutes per game over the past five contests, which could come down somewhat with Paul back. That said, with the team down Clint Capela (orbital) and Nene (undisclosed), coach Mike D'Antoni may have to get creative with his rotation, which could result in Gordon still seeing extra run.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 weeks ago

Gordon had 24 points (9-23 FG, 4-14 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 40 minutes during Thursday's 99-98 loss to the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon received the starting nod with Chris Paul (leg) still sidelined. He played a team-high 40 minutes and contributed 24 points on 23 shot attempts. The Rockets were in control for most of the game before faltering in the final quarter to eventually fall to their fourth consecutive loss. Paul could return as soon as Friday which would send Gordon back to his sixth-man role.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 weeks ago

Gordon scored 20 points (6-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT) while adding three rebounds, an assist and a steal in 37 minutes during Monday's 112-107 loss to the Thunder.

EDGE Analysis

With Chris Paul (leg) out once again, Gordon got another start and posted his fourth straight game with 20 or more points. The veteran guard clearly prefers being in the starting five, although getting more court time alongside James Harden likely has something to do with that -- Gordon's averaging 22.3 points per game in 34.3 minutes over 15 starts, but 16.7 points in 29.8 minutes off the bench.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
4 weeks ago

Gordon scored 28 points (9-20 FG, 6-12 3PT,4-6 FT) to go with four rebounds and two assists across 40 minutes during Friday's 128-118 loss to the Clippers.

EDGE Analysis

Getting the start in the place of the injured Chris Paul (leg), Gordon responded by sinking 6-of-12 three pointers en route to 28 points. While scoring in high numbers from beyond the arc is not rare for the 34.9 percent three-point shooter, the guard has been a sharpshooter from long range as of late. In his last seven games, Gordon is shooting 49.2 percent from three point land on an average of 9.0 shots per game. In particular, in his last three games, he is shooting 50.0 percent from three, making at least five three-pointers on 12 shots in each game. In a Houston offense that fires away more than 43.1 three-pointers per game, Gordon fits right in with his 9.5 three-pointers per game.