Okay, so maybe Ben Gordon thrives in the “sixth man scorer off the bench” role. That makes sense given that he’s averaging 15 PPG without a single start. But it doesn’t explain why he was so bad in Detroit. Perhaps Rip Hamilton gobbled up too many minutes? In any case, Gordon does everything in his power to help the Bobcats win this game against the Blazers, going 8-of-12 from three and even throwing in a two-point field goal. However, they are stymied at the end by the unexpected clutch play of Luke “Babbust” Babbitt. They are who we thought they were.