Rockets guard Eric Gordon wasn’t on the floor when the buzzer sounded on his team’s thrilling 107-106 win over the Boston Celtics. While fighting for the loose ball following Isaiah Thomas’ missed layup with 7.9 second left, he hit the floor and was slow to get up.
“I think I got tangled up with Pat (Beverley),” he said after receiving on his right ankle. “He literally fell on my ankle, but it was a loose end play, everyone was fighting for the ball, but I’ll be just fine.”
Gordon finished with 19 points in 31 minutes off the bench Monday against the Celtics, and in the first season with the Rockets is second on the team averaging 16.6 points per game.
Injuries have been an issue for Gordon throughout his eight seasons in the NBA. He’s failed to play more than 64 games in a season since he was a rookie with Clippers in the 2008-09 season, but he’s played in all 21 of the Rockets games this season, and doesn’t expect that to change.
“I’m playing next game, so I’ll be fine. I’ll be at practice tomorrow, so I’ll be just fine.”
The Rockets next game is Wednesday night at Toyota Center against the Los Angeles Lakers.