Gordon finished with 15 points (5-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 5-8 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 40 minutes during Wednesday's 102-98 loss to Golden State. Gordon appeared on his way to a big game with 15 first-half points, but he wasn't able to scratch in the third or fourth quarters. Inconsistency was a theme for the forward throughout the series, as he scored just 15 combined points on 6-for-19 shooting over the first two games before bouncing back with three straight double-digit scoring efforts over the final three contests. Gordon registered the highest field-goal and free-throw percentages of his career during the regular season and averaged 15.0 points per game, his highest mark since the 2018-19 campaign.
Gordon chipped in 18 points (7-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists and one block across 34 minutes during Thursday's 118-113 loss to the Warriors. Gordon struggled massively in the first two games of the series, but he bounced back here and posted his first double-double since April 5. The Nuggets will need Gordon to be at his best in a decisive do-or-die Game 4 on Sunday, so he'll need to carry the momentum from Game 3 because his series numbers are downright poor. He's averaging just 11.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while shooting 40.6 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range.
Gordon registered seven points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five rebounds, three assists and one block over 25 minutes during Monday's 126-106 loss to the Warriors. Gordon was Denver's second-leading scorer with an average of 15.0 points per game during the regular season, but he hasn't been able to get going during the first two games of the playoff series. The veteran forward is averaging just 7.5 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 31.6 percent (6-for-19) from the field over the pair of contests. The Nuggets have lost both games, so Gordon may need to step it up if his team has any chance of competing with the talented Warriors.
Gordon (hamstring) will be held out of Sunday's game against the Lakers, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports. The Nuggets will withhold Gordon, Nikola Jokic, Monte Morris and Will Barton from Sunday's contest as they build some extra rest with the postseason just around the corner. Gordon will end the regular season on a high note, having averaged 19.0 points (57.4% FG), 7.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 threes over his last 11 appearances.
Gordon is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers due to left hamstring management. Gordon is one of four Nuggets starters who could sit out during the finale. He's scored in double digits in 12 straight games, with averages of 18.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 32.5 minutes.
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