The Houston Rockets anticipate guard Eric Gordon to return to motion on Sunday towards the New Orleans Pelicans after lacking nearly seven weeks following knee surgical procedure.
Gordon has been out since November 11, when he scored 17 factors within the Rockets’ 122-116 street victory towards the Pelicans. Checks confirmed particles in his knee that wanted to be cleaned up, in response to Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni.
Although Gordon practiced with the crew on Friday, D’Antoni indicated his guard is not going to play till Sunday, lacking Saturday’s recreation towards the Brooklyn Nets.
Guard Russell Westbrook is anticipated to be rested Sunday, although, within the second of Houston’s back-to-back video games. Beginning heart Clint Capela is uncertain for the Saturday recreation as a consequence of a proper heel contusion, in response to D’Antoni.
Gordon, 30, is averaging simply 10.9 factors in 29.four minutes in 9 video games (two begins) this season. Coming off three straight seasons with 200-plus three-pointers, he’s capturing simply 28.four per cent from lengthy vary and has extra turnovers (12) than assists (seven).
Gordon beforehand performed with New Orleans (2011-16) and the LA Clippers (2008-11), and was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Yr in his first season with Houston in 2016-17.
The Rockets’ four-game successful streak ended with a 116-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.