The Houston Rockets lost Eric Gordon, while the Golden State Warriors lost Damion Lee to injury.
The hits keep coming for the Warriors, as Lee joins the team’s long list of players to be injured this season.
Head coach Steve Kerr said he’s never seen this many injuries pile up this quickly.
Lee has scored double figures in five games this season with a season-high of 23 points against the New Orleans Pelicans.
On the other hand for the Rockets, Gordon has been dealing with knee discomfort “since the middle of last year” and a piece of debris was found on his MRI, according to head coach Mike D’Antoni.
Gordon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Nov. 13 and will likely be out for about six weeks.
“It will clean up some things,” said D’Antoni. “I think he’s actually relieved that he can clean it up, get it going, so he can come back as strong as ever.”
Gordon got off to a slow start this season, averaging a career low 10.9 points per game, while shooting 30.9 percent from the field.
He just had his best game of the year against the Pelicans, scoring 17 points and knocking down four three-pointers.