Eric Gordon Drops Victor Oladipo Then Buries Another 3-Pointer
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The big story from Thursday’s game between the Rockets and Thunder was the duel between MVP candidates and former teammates James Harden and Russell Westbrook. A smaller but just as important story for Rockets fans was the play of 6th Man of the Year (maybe All-Star) candidate Eric Gordon, who followed up his 31-point performance against the Wizards with 22 points in 29 minutes. He also connected on 5+ threes for the third straight game and 10th time this season.
The most exciting of those five 3-pointers came near the end of the first half when he dropped Victor Oladipo to the ground, stepped back to the 3-point line and knocked down the shot.
So how impressive has Gordon been from downtown this season, his 141 threes is the most in the league. Steph Curry is second with 134 and Curry has attempted seven more threes. 141 is also 21 more than Klay Thompson and more than any of these two guys combined: Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Korver and Lou Williams.