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Clippers after deadline: Eric Gordon unhappy with officiating

January 22, 2011 | 11:38 pm

Eric-gordon_300 Mild-mannered Eric Gordon, battered and bruised, was upset with the lack of calls afer sustaining two more injuries on Saturday night.

"They're letting the game get too phyiscal," he said. "They're not calling fouls. The game is getting a little bit too physical. And that's why things happen how they are."

Gordon went down hard on his back and wrist in the third quarter of the Clippers' 113-109 victory over the Warriors on Saturday night at Staples Center after he was fouled on a play. He had a lower-back contusion but was more concerned about his sore wrist. He went to the locker room for treatment and returned to the bench. The third-year guard, who finished with 23 points Saturday, suffered a torn tendon in his right ring finger on Wednesday.

"Man I don't know what to do at this point," said Gordon. "Torn ligament, torn tendon. All this other stuff. It's hard to deal with."

He went back into the game in the last couple of minutes when it got close, hoping he could make a difference.

Gordon had to laugh when it was pointed out that he might need protection, not rookie power forward Blake Griffin, who has been the target of hard fouls.

"Yeah, man, I'm just getting more beat up," he said, shaking his head.

--Lisa Dillman

Photo: Clippers guard Eric Gordon scores on an off-balance layup over Warriors forward David Lee on Saturday night. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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