Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from March
2. Eric Gordon is back
Eric Gordon suffered one of the worst shooting slumps of his career in the first few months of the season. With all of the injuries, Mike D’Antoni soon moved Gordon to the starting unit, which helped his production, but he still didn’t look like himself. EG started to turn it around in January and February, but he really played big in March.
Gordon averaged 16.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting from the floor and 45.3 percent shooting from 3-point range, making March his best shooting month of the season.
Gordon kicked off the month by lighting up the Celtics in TD Garden. He scored 32 points and nailed 8 3-pointers in that game, helping lead the Rockets to an 11-point victory. He was also huge in a one point win in Dallas on March 10, scoring 26 points to help Houston squeeze by Dallas for a win.
When Gordon was on the floor in March, the Rockets out scored their opponents by 16.4 points per 100 possessions, which is the best net rating of any player on the team. Gordon is clearly one of the most important players on Houston’s roster, because his shooting really helps make the Rockets’ offense run efficiently.
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