Good news! The Houston Rockets are on a meaningful winning streak. After defeating the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers, the Rockets looked to be taking form as they went on the get the necessary win over the Golden State Warriors and then finally defeat the Sacramento Kings.
Streaks come and go so getting prematurely hyped is not the thing to do. However, it is definitely okay to be encouraged as we see the new-look Rockets fall into a rhythm that is bringing winning results.
Rockets leading stars James Harden, Chris Paul, and Clint Capela appear to have found their shots and can account for over 60% of the team’s offense in these wins.
As the back-court tandem of Harden and Paul continues to flourish and as Capela’s confidence grows, there is one nagging concern. The concern is that Eric “Sixth Man of the Year” Gordon appears to be struggling to find his groove on the court.
“We got to get Eric [Gordon] rolling a little bit,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni explained.
Gordon agreed with his coach saying, “”I can definitely be a lot better, definitely,” said Gordon, who is averaging 14.7 points, the second-fewest of his 11-season career.”I’m not shooting as well. I know that. I’m not going to shoot like this forever. I’m going to definitely get better.”
He went on to say, “”My No. 1 concern is winning. Ever since I’ve been here, we’ve just been winning. That’s the main goal.”
While turmoil surrounding personnel and the business of basketball could easily create a rift between players, it looks as though the rough start to the season has brought the squad together. The team appears to be communicating better and finding ways to support each other. Here’s hoping the Rockets continue to grow as a team because it’s a fact that ‘a rising tide raises all ships.’