Gordon (back) is out Saturday against the Bucks, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. Gordon suffered a lower back injury during Friday's game against the Nets, and he hasn't recovered in time to play Saturday. Jonathan Isaac could be a big beneficiary from a minutes standpoint.
Gordon (back) is questionable for Saturday's matchup against the Bucks. Gordon departed during the second half of Friday's game against the Nets due to lower back tightness, and his availability for Saturday's game is in question. If he's out, it would mark Gordon's third absence of the year. Jonathan Isaac, Jarell Martin and Jonathon Simmons could all benefit from the situation.
Gordon is unlikely to return Friday against the Nets due to lower-back tightness. Gordon departed in the second half due to a back issue, and he's unlikely to return. Jarell Martin and Khem Birch could see more run as a result.
Gordon tallied 22 points (8-15 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and two steals across 35 minutes Sunday in the Magic's 116-109 win over the Rockets. Gordon's offense has been down this season while Nikola Vucevic has taken on a heightened role, but things have trended up over the last three games for the power forward. During that span, Gordon has gone for at least 18 points each time out while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from three-point range and nailing all but one of his 20 free-throw attempts. The free-throw efficiency isn't sustainable, but the other two percentages aren't major outliers for the 23-year-old.
Gordon scored a game-high 28 points (7-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 13-13 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, two assists and a block in 37 minutes during Saturday's 105-103 win over the Celtics. The double-double was his 11th of the season and third in the last eight games, while the scoring performance was his best since he lit up the Knicks for 31 in mid-November. Gordon's overall numbers remain slightly down from last season, but the 23-year-old has the talent to put together a big second half if he gets into a groove.
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