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Rockets’ Eric Gordon to get MRI on knee on Sunday

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Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Sunday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Eric Gordon left Saturday night’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans on the road in the fourth quarter with the injury. The sharpshooter told reporters after the game his knee is in some pain:

Before leaving the game, Eric Gordon scored 21 points in 27 minutes while shooting an efficient 9-of-14 from the field, 2-of-5 from beyond the arc, and 1-of-2 from the free-throw line. Houston defeated New Orleans by a final score of 108-104 behind 41 points from star guard James Harden.

The Rockets can ill afford to lose Eric Gordon right now. All-Star point guard Chris Paul is out for the foreseeable future with a groin strain, so the team needs Gordon’s scoring, playmaking, and perimeter shooting more than ever.

Gordon is the fourth-leading scorer on Houston, averaging 15.5 points per game entering Saturday.

The MRI on Sunday will reveal if Eric Gordon is dealing with a bone bruise, or if there is structural damage in the knee. Houston and Gordon have to be hoping that it’s just a bone bruise. The Rockets are 8-1 in their last nine games and playing their best basketball of the season.

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