Eric Gordon: Beating Warriors is ‘special win’ for Rockets
NBA players often like to use cliches and tell you that one game is no different from the next and they’re only thinking about their next opponent. Eric Gordon feels differently.
The Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 118-112 on the road on Saturday night, and they did so without James Harden. Gordon called the win “special” for Houston.
Eric Gordon: “I truly believe we’re their toughest opponent. This is another game to them. We have to continue trying to be a championship team. This is another game to them, but it’s a special win for us.”
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The win was special for a number of reasons. One, Houston is chasing Golden State. The teams went seven games in the Western Conference finals last season before the Warriors won out and advanced to the Finals. Two, beating the top team without their best player is a big accomplishment. And three, Houston had recently blown huge leads against the Lakers and Thunder and lost both games. Rebounding from the Thursday loss to the Lakers with Saturday’s road win at Golden State without Harden is a huge statement.