By Tevin Williams
Eric Gordon was on a roll in March, lighting it up from the 3-point line. Can EG continue his stellar shooting for the Houston Rockets in the postseason?
After a prolonged shooting slump earlier in the season, Eric Gordon looked like his old self in the month of March.
The former Sixth Man of the Year winner averaged 16.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting from the floor and a sizzling 45.3 percent shooting from 3-point range in his 14 appearances in March. He managed to score in double-figures in all but one game, when he went scoreless against the Milwaukee Bucks, although he appeared to be hampered by an ankle injury.
More importantly, the Rockets finished 12-2 in Gordon’s 14 appearances in March. In Gordon’s only absence on March 20, the Rockets lost to the Grizzlies by a point. Besides the game in Memphis when Gordon sat out and the game against Milwaukee when he wasn’t 100 percent, Houston’s only loss came against the Warriors, a very formidable opponent.
Clearly, Gordon is an extremely important part of Houston’s offense. Furthermore, Gordon often defends star point guards on the opposing team in an effort to preserve Chris Paul for the postseason, so he has become increasingly important to the team’s defense as...