Despite Loss to Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Hornets Have to Be Pleased With Eric Gordon

By Dan Parzych
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It’s been an interesting year for the New Orleans Hornets as they’ve been going through a rebuilding phase as they’ve only recorded 15 wins on the year heading into Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz. While wins have been rare for the Hornets this season, they missed out on a big opportunity on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers despite an impressive performance from Eric Gordon.

The New Orleans guard displayed one of his best performances of the regular season in the 111-106 loss as he recorded 25 points. What’s even more impressive for Gordon is he connected on 6 of 8 three pointers.

As bad as it sounds, the Hornets should be considered out of the playoff race at this point in the season considering the chances of them turning things around are highly unlikely, but they have to like what they’ve seen from Gordon this season. For a player that was dealing with injuries earlier in the year, Gordon has shown plenty of potential when it comes to his offense and with a young group of talented players–let’s hope he pays off in the long run for New Orleans.

Still, it has to be frustrating for a player like Gordon when he seems a solid performance go to waste. It’s not every every a team like the Hornets is going to compete with a team like the Hornets and losing by five points on Tuesday is the perfect example of how this team missed out on a major opportunity.

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