Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta wants his team to get at least 50 wins this season, but shooting guard Eric Gordon doesn’t want to stop there.
Gordon is so confident that he believes the Rockets will beat Fertitta’s goal of 50 wins.
Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta told @Jonathan_Feigen that 50 wins is a goal for Houston. It would require the Rockets to go at least 17-8. “We’ll for sure do that,” Eric Gordon said. “We’ll go higher than that, I think.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 20, 2019
The Rockets are 33-24 on the season, fifth place in the Western Conference standings. They open the second half of the season on Thursday against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.
Houston had the best record in the NBA last season at 65-17. They were a game away from reaching the NBA Finals. This season has been up and down for them and has not exactly gone as smoothly as many thought it would.
Luckily for the Rockets, they have James Harden on their side. The reigning MVP has scored at least 30 points in 31 consecutive games and has brought the team back from the dead. Eric Gordon, Chris Paul and Clint Capela have all missed significant time due to injuries this season, forcing Harden to take his game to another level and single-handedly lead Houston to wins.
The first two games for Houston coming out of the All-Star break are going to be pretty tough. After they face LeBron James and the Lakers, the Rockets will head to Oracle Arena to take on the mighty Golden State Warriors.