Eric Gordon drains buzzer-beater to lead Rockets past 76ers

Eric Gordon completed a Rockets fourth-quarter comeback against the 76ers on Wednesday night.

Houston trailed by as many as nine points early in the final period and found itself down eight with 3:05 to play after a short jumper by Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons. The Rockets shaved the deficit to two after a free throw by James Harden with 30 seconds left.

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Then, with just over six seconds remaining, Harden received a pass and dribbled left. He drew two defenders and sent a pass to Gordon in the corner.

Gordon pump-faked, dribbled once to his right and released a 3-pointer, which went right through the net, giving Houston a 105-104 win in Philadelphia.

The victory moved the Rockets to 4-1 on the season, while the 76ers dropped to 1-4.

Gordon finished with a team-high 29 points, while Harden totaled 27. J.J. Redick recorded 22 points to lead Philadelphia. 

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