Harden expected to return, Gordon out vs Bulls
NBA.com Global on Nov 04, 2018 06:35 AM
FILE - HOUSTON, TX - MAY 8: James Harden #13 and Mike D'Antoni of the Houston Rockets shale hands after the game against the Utah Jazz in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets continue to struggle with injuries to start the 2018-19 NBA season.
Guard Eric Gordon will miss today's game against the Chicago Bulls with a sore leg. The injury comes just as reigning Kia NBA MVP James Harden is set to return from a left hamstring injury that caused him to miss the team's last three games. Harden is expected to return for today's game against the Bulls, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.
New injury issues for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is out with a sore leg. James Ennis is questionable with a sore right hamstring. That was the hamstring that had been strained before he came back last night in Brooklyn.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) November 3, 2018
James Harden is available to play tonight against in Chicago.
Gordon has struggled to start the season, but he remains a key contributor for the Rockets as they battle back from an unexpected 2-5 start to the season. Gordon is averaging 15.0 points on career lows of 32.1 percent shooting from the field and 23.6 percent from three-point territory.
In addition to Gordon, forward James Ennis is questionable for today's game with a sore right hamstring. Ennis missed three games with a strained right hamstring before returning to play 19 minutes in the Rockets' win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time).