Pelicans’ Gordon Wants to Keep Progressing
Starting shooting guard Eric Gordon is hoping for a repeat performance from earlier this week when the New Orleans Pelicans play the Washington Wizards on Saturday night at Rupp Arena.
In his preseason debut, Gordon scored 21 points in 20 minutes during Thursday’s 105-102 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder that improved the Pelicans’ record to 5-0.
After missing the first four games of the preseason to improve his conditioning, Gordon made 6-of-9 shots and 7-of-8 free throws against the Thunder.
“I feel fine and I just want to be solid,’’ Gordon said at Saturday’s shootaround at Rupp Arena. “I want to keep on progressing. The main thing at the end of the day is just staying healthy. The more I stay healthy, I will be productive.’’