Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon was in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Houston Rockets.

He made sure his return from a right wrist injury was triumphant, scoring nine of his 24 points in the final 4:46 as the Clippers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 106-103 victory.

"It just felt natural for me to get to the basket," Gordon said afterward, adding that the 18-game break was the longest he's ever sat out in his basketball career. "But it's all about how the defense reads you: If it's a good shot, then take it; if it's not, then pass it up and drive it to the basket.