DALLAS-- Greivis Vasquez has had a heck of a year for the New Orleans Hornets. His averages of 14 points, 9 assists and 4.5 rebounds through 33 games accurately portray that undisputed fact. But until recently, the third-year guard has been the Hornets' only option to take a final shot down the stretch.
But with the recent return of Eric Gordon, who hit a huge, game-winner with 4.7 seconds left in a 99-96 overtime win at Dallas on Saturday, the ex-Terrapin is definitely glad to have someone else on the floor who can help him shoulder the load a bit as the team's go-to-guy at crunch time.
"I think by Eric being back, he's going to be able to close games out for us because we've already been in games. That's what he does," Vasquez said.
Through three games, including one start in Saturday's game against Dallas, Gordon is averaging 16.3 points, 4.7 assists and 1.3 steals and rebounds. Those are solid numbers for the 25-year-old Indiana native, but he knows he still has a ways to ...