Houston Rockets: A look at Eric Gordon’s hot month of March
Eric Gordon has been (fairly) consistently great for the Houston Rockets this month. Can he keep it going the rest of the way as the postseason quickly approaches?
Despite the rough game last time out against the Bucks, Eric Gordon has had another great month of March for the Houston Rockets this year. In what is becoming a yearly tradition, the shooting guard of the team has heated up once again in March.
For the month, Eric Gordon is averaging 16.7 points per game on a scorching 44.1% from downtown. He started off the year absolutely abysmally from 3-point range but has corrected that thanks to this month. He’s still below his regular percentage but is shooting 34.5% on the year.
Traditionally a sixth man for the Rockets, Eric Gordon has taken on a bigger role this season for the team. He has started at small forward when everyone is healthy and at shooting guard if a guard is hurt. Overall, his 46 starts this year are his most since 2014-15 when he was a full-time starter with the Pelicans.
The Houston Rockets are going to need Gordon to play like this the rest of the year if they want to continue to find success heading into the postseason. He’s such an important part of the offense, as we saw against the Bucks the other night. When he’s off, teams like Milwaukee can defend James Harden much differently and it is tough for the Rockets to recover.
Eric Gordon is a career 35.8% shooter from deep in the postseason. The Rockets are going to need that and more in the playoffs to make a serious run. He can be such an electric and clutch player for the team, let’s hope we see more of that going forward with his 3-point shooting and overall play.