Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) drives around Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles, left, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Eric Gordon scored a career-high 50 points to lead the short-handed Houston Rockets to a 126-117 victory over the Utah Jazz without James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
Gordon became the first Rockets player besides Harden to score 50 points in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon had 51 in January 1996, according to STATS.
Harden has done it 23 times since. Donovan Mitchell scored 36 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 30, but Utah lost for just the third time in 22 games.
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