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Gordon Fills Missing Closer Role for Hornets
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On January 6, 2013 @ 8:03 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Last week’s Eric Gordon off-the-bench debut was a tease, actually, the preamble for what took place for the New Orleans Hornets at the opening tip of Saturday night’s game at the American Airlines Center against the Dallas Mavericks.
On Saturday night while Gordon struggled from the outside his three-point play with 4.7 seconds to go in overtime pushed the Hornets to a 99-96 victory and provided other glimmers of promise along the way, even if the collective starting group was together at game’s end.
“That’s why he’s a big-time two-guard,” Vasquez said. “That’s what they do. They win games at the end. Our problem has been we end games, but we don’t have a closer. I’m trying to be the closer, but that’s not really my job. I can do it every now and then. But when you have a guy like him, he’s going to draw attention. Somebody is going to be open. Or he can make a play for himself and get a shot up or create a shot. And that will make everybody else’s job, and my job, that much easier.”
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