Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon (leg injury) has been ruled out, Houston head coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters Monday. He also said Gordon won't be back until after the All-Star break. The 2020 NBA All-Star game will be played Sunday in Chicago.
Gordon has been hampered by injuries throughout the 2019-20 season. He's only played in 28 games (12 starts). Gordon returned to the Rockets lineup Dec. 29 after recovering from knee surgery.
The 31-year-old guard is scoring 15.3 points per game, while shooting 33.2 percent from 3-point range (his worst percentage from beyond the arc since 2012-13).
The Celtics have dealt with plenty of injuries recently, including to young star Jaylen Brown. The 23-year-old guard is nursing an ankle injury, but Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters Monday that Brown most likely will play versus the Rockets.
Eric Gordon injury: Rockets star to miss showdown vs. Celtics originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston