Gordon impressive for Clippers in preseason

  • 10/20/2008 7:00 pm in

gordondraft.jpgAfter a 33-point performance last week against the Sacramento Kings, Eric Gordon was back at it again Sunday as the Los Angeles Clippers beat Real FC Barcelona 114-109.

Eric Gordon, it seems, can get hot. Blistering hot. And has a propensity to get hot in the fourth quarter, with the game on the line. For the second time in three contests, Gordon erupted in the final period to help the Clippers win a game.

Gordon scored 12 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Clippers held off Regal FC Barcelona 114-109 in the first game Sunday of the Staples Center Shootout.

“He’s a guy that can catch fire. He can make shots, he’s good off the dribble, he can make plays, that’s pretty much going to be his role,” Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. “We thought that’s what he could do, so he’s really not surprising us, but it’s still good to see.”

With Baron Davis on the shelf for approximately 4-6 weeks to kick off the season, our boy EJ is going to get plenty of run for a Clippers team that will likely land right back in the lottery. If he can cut down on the turnovers and improve his handle, he’s going to be a star boys and girls.

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  • tberry

    Just goes to show that there is no defense in the pros. He couldn't get it done like that in the Big Ten because there is defense in the college game. The pro game is just glorified play ground.

  • TomCoverdaleIUHero

    Actually it goes to show he was playing against FC Barcelona……..If there was no defense in the NBA then wouldnt JJ Reddik be able to what ever he wants……..just goes to show people who do not watch the NBA don't need to be commenting on this just my opinion when it gets down to it EJ will average prolly around 12 points when he starts playing against NBA players instead of people from Barcelona and people trying to make the cut to get on a team they are playing for.

  • B_MD

    tberry,

    I find myself usually agreeing with most of what you say on here, but you're way off on this. First, it was a preseason game so of course the defense wasn't great, but in general the defense in the NBA is ridiculous compared to college. Why do think so many guys who lead their team in scoring in college end up being offensive liabilities in the NBA.

    The defensive schemes they run in the NBA are so much more complex than anything run in college. Take some time this season and watch the Celtics, Spurs and Pistons play defense.

  • tberry

    Hey, your opinion is yours but I don't know how many times i have watched NBA games )other than Ply-offs) when most of the players just stand around the basket and let each other drive in for stuffs. I think the NBA defense can be tough but a lot of the time it is just going through the paces.

  • BGleas

    tberry,

    I find myself usually agreeing with most of what you say on here, but you're way off on this. First, it was a preseason game so of course the defense wasn't great, but in general the defense in the NBA is ridiculous compared to college. Why do think so many guys who lead their team in scoring in college end up being offensive liabilities in the NBA.

    The defensive schemes they run in the NBA are so much more complex than anything run in college. Take some time this season and watch the Celtics, Spurs and Pistons play defense.

  • tberry

    Hey, your opinion is yours but I don't know how many times i have watched NBA games )other than Ply-offs) when most of the players just stand around the basket and let each other drive in for stuffs. I think the NBA defense can be tough but a lot of the time it is just going through the paces.