Clippers' Eric Gordon remains questionable for Saturday's game against Indiana
Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy said after today's practice that the status of Eric Gordon remains questionable for Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers because of a strained left hamstring that sidelined the guard in Wednesday's 102-85 loss to the Houston Rockets. Gordon had also missed eight consecutive games this season because of a strained groin.
Gordon participated in running drills, but he abstained from any contact drills. He stayed after practice for 20 minutes to work on his shooting.
"I think there is a chance," he said about playing against Indiana. "We’ll see after tomorrow’s practice. If I practice the whole time, then without a doubt I’m playing."
Gordon had just returned last week from his groin injury, but his hamstring tightened up Sunday in the final minutes of a come-from-behind win against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers have missed Gordon's perimeter shooting and play-making abilities as well as his 18.1 points-per-game average.
The Clippers will soon find out if they'll miss his presence again.
"I play hard defensively and offensively, so I need to be real active," Gordon said. "That’s what I need in practice tomorrow."
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-- Mark Medina
Photo: Eric Gordon, center, goes up for a basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Nov. 2. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press