NBA: Dallas 107, New Orleans 90

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki hit four of Dallas' 14 3-pointers Friday and scored 24 points in propelling the Mavericks over New Orleans 107-90.

NBA: Washington 102, New Orleans 96

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A 21-point, 10-rebound effort from Trevor Ariza Wednesday sent Washington to its sixth road win in seven tries -- a 102-96 triumph over New Orleans.

NBA: Indiana 99, New Orleans 82

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Paul George logged a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds Saturday, helping rally the Indiana Pacers over New Orleans 99-82.

NBA: New Orleans 113, Sacramento 100

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Tyreke Evans erupted for 25 points and 12 assists Monday and New Orleans ended a rough five-game road trip with a 113-100 victory over Sacramento.

NBA: New Orleans 104, Memphis 98

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Eric Gordon led a strong New Orleans shooting performance by making 10-of-12 from the field Friday, lifting the Pelicans to a 104-98 win over Memphis.

NBA: Dallas 100, New Orleans 97

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki hit three free throws in the final 32 seconds to provide the winning margin Wednesday and send Dallas to a 100-97 victory over New Orleans.

NBA: New Orleans 131, Chicago 128 (3OT)

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Jrue Holiday's 3-point play in the waning seconds of the third overtime Monday provided the difference in New Orleans' marathon 131-128 win over Chicago.

NBA: New Orleans 121, Philadelphia 105

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Jrue Holiday, who spent his first four NBA seasons in Philadelphia, returned to his former home Friday and helped New Orleans down the 76ers 121-105.

NBA: Golden State 102, New Orleans 101

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Klay Thompson popped in 22 points and Jermaine O'Neal netted a crucial late basket Tuesday, propelling Golden State over New Orleans 102-101.

NBA: New Orleans 104, Cleveland 100

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Eric Gordon put New Orleans in front with 33 seconds to play by hitting a 3-pointer Friday and the Pelicans went on to down Cleveland 104-100.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 116, New Orleans 95

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Jordan Hill scored a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' 116-95 victory over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday.

NBA:New Orleans 96, Los Angeles Lakers 85

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A career-best 32 points by Anthony Davis Friday launched New Orleans to a 96-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

NBA: New Orleans 99, Memphis 84

MEMPHIS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Eric Gordon paced a first-period run Wednesday that sent New Orleans coasting to a 99-84 decision over Memphis.

NBA: Phoenix 104, New Orleans 98

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Eric Bledsoe went 10-of-12 from the field en route to 25 points Tuesday, helping lift the Phoenix Suns over New Orleans 104-98.

NBA: Indiana 95, New Orleans 90

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Paul George produced 19 of his 32 points in the second half Wednesday, rallying Indiana to a 95-90 decision over New Orleans.
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Eric Gordon
Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon shoots over a falling Miami Heat James Jones in fourth quarter action in Los Angeles on January 12, 2011. The Clippers defeated the Heat 111-105. UPI/Jon SooHoo

Eric Ambrose Gordon, Jr. (born December 25, 1988), nicknamed "EJ", is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. In high school, he was named "Mr. Basketball" of Indiana during his senior year while playing at North Central High School. He is known, in part, as the subject of a major recruiting battle between the University of Illinois and Indiana University in the spring and summer of 2006; because of Gordon's talent and high level of play that year, his recruitment was the subject of a great deal of media coverage.

Gordon played one season of college basketball at Indiana and was considered one of the top collegiate players in the nation that year. He finished his freshman season leading the Big Ten in scoring and tied for 19th in the nation at 21.5 points per game. Gordon entered the 2008 NBA Draft and was selected seventh overall by the Los Angeles Clippers. Gordon is represented by agent Rob Pelinka.

Born in Indianapolis, Gordon began playing sports at the YMCA at 4, playing soccer, and then moved quickly on to basketball. He also played football but his true love was basketball. At the age of 7 he began playing competitive basketball at the historical Municipal Gardens. His spent the majority of his time across the street from his home at the Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis (JCC). There Gordon spent many hours playing pick ball, swimming and hanging out with friends. It was at the JCC that Gordon announced his departure from college to enter his name into the NBA Draft.

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