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Rockets’ Eric Gordon explains his ‘Yoda-like’ demeanor

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Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon is known as a quiet sort of guy on the floor, one who keeps his emotions in check most of the time. The Indianapolis native says the key to his “Yoda-like” persona is keeping an even keel, never getting too high or too low.

Gordon, now 29 years of age, recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Kelly Iko of The Athletic. Amid their discussion, Gordon offered this insight as to why he’s able to stay so composed:

“You never get too high or too low,” Gordon explains. “Really, as a basketball player, as long as you focus on everything that you can do to stay on the floor, you can take your chances on anything. Of course in this league, you have to have talent to win, but I just try to make it to the point where you work hard every day and things come to you. It’s all about playing the right way.”

Gordon has become an extremely important piece of Houston’s rotation, to be sure. However, he’s currently dealing with a right adductor strain, which forced him to miss Thursday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In his seven appearances with the Rockets this season, Gordon has racked up averages of 15.0 points on 32.1 percent shooting form the field (23.6 percent from beyond the arc), 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 33.3 minutes per outing.

Gordon and the Rockets (4-6 and fourth in the Southwest Division) will be back in action on Saturday night, when they’ll travel to San Antonio for a matc-up against the Spurs. Tip-off inside the AT&T Center is set for 8:30 p.m. ET with NBA TV having live broadcast coverage.

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