Eric Gordon Suffers Knee Injury vs. Pelicans, Will Undergo MRI

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 30, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 29: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Indiana Pacers during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 29, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Rockets 120-101. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon left Saturday's 108-104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. 

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Gordon will get an MRI on his right knee. 

He scored 21 points in 27 minutes against New Orleans before he departed the Smoothie King Center floor. 

Gordon was an ace off the bench for Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni last season. He averaged 18.0 points per game and shot 35.9 percent from three-point range in 69 contests. 

Things haven't gone smoothly for Gordon 2018-19. He is shooting a career-low 37.3 percent, but the Rockets have picked things up with nine wins in their last 10 games.

Depth has been an issue in Houston. Chris Paul is still sidelined with a hamstring injury. James Harden, who scored 41 against the Pelicans, has increased his offensive performance to carry the Rockets back into playoff contention. 

Even though Gordon hasn't had a typical season by his standards, losing him for any stretch only adds to the roster issues D'Antoni faces.

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