Gordon had 46 first place votes to Iguodala’s 43, and Gordon had 40 second place votes to Iguodala’s 34.
Eric Gordon could never quite get fully healthy or find his place in New Orleans.
Monday night, Gordon was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year, barely edging out Andre Iguodala of the Warriors.
“We just had an unbelievable year here with the Rockets,” Gordon said in his acceptance speech at the NBA Awards Ceremony. “I want to thank (owner) Leslie Alexander of the Rockets for just believing in me.