Eric Gordon
SG HOU
2 months ago

Gordon will draw the start over Ryan Anderson during Tuesday's Game 5 against the Spurs, Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports.

EDGE Analysis

After losing Nene Hilario (groin) for the remainder of the postseason, the Rockets will opt to start Gordon over Ryan Anderson, who will be coming off the bench to help back up the center slot. Gordon is already averaging 31.6 minutes per game this postseason, but it seems possible he'll see more run, especially if the game remains close. As a result, Lou Williams could be in for a minutes increase if the Rockets opt to essentially play with a seven-man rotation. He's averaging 7.5 points across 21.0 minutes per game this round.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
2 months ago

Gordon could be pushed into the starting lineup for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Spurs, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rockets recently lost Nene Hilario for the rest of the postseason because of an adductor tear, so with some serious depth issues at center, Ryan Anderson is expected to come off the bench as the top backup behind Clint Capela. That opens up a spot in the top unit, which should clear the way for Gordon to start. Since nothing is official at this point in time, it's worth it to monitor the situation up until tip off and even if he does get elevated to a starting role, it likely won't mean a huge bump in minutes considering he's already averaged 31.6 so far in the playoffs.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
2 months ago

Gordon totaled 22 points (8-13 FG, 6-9 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist over 32 minutes during Sunday's 125-104 Game 4 victory over the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon checked in second behind James Harden in shot attempts on the Rockets despite his bench role, and he saw over 30 minutes for the second straight contest. He's had the hot hand in three of the series' first four games, shooting 50 percent or better in those contests, and he's sporting a stellar 50.0 percent success rate from behind the arc overall. Gordon will undoubtedly continue to be a key factor on the second unit, and his contributions figure to play a pivotal role in Houston's attempt to steal Game 5 in San Antonio on Tuesday.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 months ago

Gordon recorded 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over 28 minutes in Wednesday's 121-96 loss to the Spurs.

EDGE Analysis

With James Harden sitting an extended number of minutes in the second half, Gordon took advantage of the extra playing time. He drained three 3-pointers and made 6-for-12 from the floor in relief, and helped spur a comeback that brought San Antonio's lead to three points, but a 12-0 run in the fourth put the game out of reach. A reliable sixth man for the Rockets, he'll continue to spell Harden throughout the playoffs and will occasionally share the floor with him when he spends time in the 3 slot. He's a great DFS tournament play during playoff time, but not quite reliable enough for heavy consideration in cash lineups.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 months ago

Gordon tallied 22 points (8-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one block across 30 minutes in Wednesday's 115-111 victory over the Thunder in Game 2.

EDGE Analysis

After just eight points in Game 1, Gordon responded in Game 2 shooting 50 percent from three, which is his highest percentage from downtown since May 24. Although he comes off the bench, he often finds himself in rotations with playmaker James Harden which bodes well for his chances on finding open looks. Gordon will be a key player in the playoffs as he proved he can put up points in Game 2 and should continue to have the chance to in the rest of the series.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 months ago

Gordon will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon drew the start at shooting guard on Monday against the Clippers, posting 17 points, five rebounds and one block across 24 minutes. He's likely to see similar minutes again on Wednesday or maybe even a slight decrease, as the Rockets could elect to get some of their veterans some extra rest with the team already having locked up a spot in the playoffs.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 months ago

Gordon tallied 17 points (5-13 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds and one block over 24 minutes in Monday's 125-96 loss to the Clippers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran guard entered the starting five in place of Patrick Beverley (shoulder) and provided one of his typical stat lines, with his production more or less mirroring what he often generates off the bench. Gordon actually saw less minutes than he typically does, as he'd played no less than 29 minutes in 13 consecutive games prior to Monday. He extended his streak with multiple three-pointers to 10 games and will play an important role on the Rockets' second unit during the postseason.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 months ago

Gordon will start at shooting guard for Monday's game against the Clippers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Patrick Beverley (shoulder) sitting out Monday, the Rockets will allow Gordon to step into a starter's role, even though he's been locked into a reserve role for much of the season. Even though he's starting, Gordon is already averaging just over 31 minutes per game, which doesn't leave much more room for added production since he's already on the court for a hefty amount of time under regular circumstances.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 months ago

Gordon will sit out Sunday's game against the Kings for rest purposes, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Mike D'Antoni noted Friday that of his high-minute regulars, only James Harden and Patrick Beverley specifically asked not to be rested over the Rockets' final three games, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Gordon will be held out for the front end of a back-to-back set, along with Nene Hilario and Trevor Ariza. Gordon's absence will leave Lou Williams to see an even higher-usage role with the second unit, while also potentially opening up rotation spots for the likes of Bobby Brown and Isaiah Taylor.

Eric Gordon
SG HOU
3 months ago

Gordon will shift back to the bench Wednesday against the Nuggets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With James Harden and Trevor Ariza out of the lineup Sunday in Phoenix, Gordon made his 14th start of the season, playing 37 minutes and finishing with 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks. Neither Ariza nor Harden are listed on the injury report Wednesday,however, so the expectation is that Gordon will move back to the bench, while Troy Williams remains in the starting lineup with Clint Capela, Ariza, Harden and Patrick Beverley.