Anderson provided 10 points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and four rebounds over 27 minutes in Saturday's 109-105 win over the Nuggets. Anderson's struggles from three-point range continued for the third straight game, as he's now shot just 3-for-15 from long distance over that span. The veteran forward looked like he had found his stride beginning shortly before the All-Star break, and he'd posted seven straight double-digit scoring efforts through March 1. However, his production has fluctuated significantly since that point, as he's scored in single digits three times and gone scoreless in another game. Saturday's 10-point tally did represent a return to double digits in the scoring column, but Anderson is still shooting significantly under 40 percent for the month.
Anderson was scoreless (0-5 FG, 0-4 3Pt) with just two rebounds and one assist over 16 minutes in Wednesday's 139-100 win against the Lakers. Anderson had a terrible shooting performance. Luckily he wasn't needed, as the Rockets manhandled the visitors, allowing for the starters to rest and the reserves to shine. Anderson will look to bounce back against the Pelicans on Friday night, a team allowing 105.9 points per game.
Anderson scored 21 points (7-15 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding three rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes in Friday's 115-94 victory over the Bulls. Anderson has been an integral stretch four for the Rockets over the last 10 games, as he's averaged 14.7 points on over 40 percent shooting from behind the arc. Although the rebounds aren't there, this is the type of player Anderson is and owners should not expect many games to top Friday night's on the season.
Anderson (back) will not only play, but he will return to the starting lineup Friday versus the Bulls, Rockets' play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman reports. Anderson missed the team's previous outing versus the jazz due to a back issue, but will return to action Friday. His short absence indicates that, barring any setbacks, the big man figures to take on his usual role with the club. Eric Gordon figures to return to a reserve role as a result of Anderson's return.
Anderson (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Bulls, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. While Anderson's status remains on murky ground after he sat out Wednesday's game against the Rockets, he was cleared to travel with the team to Chicago, which seemingly represents a positive sign. The Rockets likely won't rule Anderson in or out for Friday's game until having a chance to evaluate him at morning shootaround, but if the big man remains sidelined for a second straight contest, coach Mike D'Antoni would likely roll out a small-ball starting lineup featuring Trevor Ariza at power forward.
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