Eric Gordon scored 24 points on 70%+ shooting and hit the game-winning shot as the Rockets won a fifth straight game by holding off Cole Anthony and the Magic.
HOUSTON (AP) Eric Gordon scored 24 points and his short jumper with 1.6 seconds left lifted the Houston Rockets to their fifth consecutive win, 118-116 over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. Houston had dropped 15 straight before its winning streak. Cole Anthony scored 26 points for the Magic, who have lost eight of nine.
Eric Gordon knocked down a floater with 1.6 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Rockets over the Magic, 118-116. Gordon finished with a team-high 24 points (10-14 FG) for the Rockets, while Christian Wood added 20 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in the victory. Cole Anthony tallied 26 points and seven assists for the Magic in the losing effort. The Rockets improve to 6-16 on the season, while the Magic fall to 5-19.
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