Patterson 1-on-1: Focused on playoffs
Patrick Patterson talks playoff focus, Thunder, and Charles Barkley's 50th birthday in this 1-on-1 with Howard Chen.
In the one game Patterson started this year against the Thunder, he excelled, shooting 11-18 for 27 points while grabbing six boards. Unfortunately, the Rockets lost that game 120-98.
A month later, Patterson's game against OKC was his first back from injury, so in that game, he came off the bench and only played about 10 minutes, scoring two points. The Rockets lost that game 124-94.
Now, though, Patterson is riding a hot stretch. He's having his best month in February, averaging season highs in points (15.6), rebounding (5.3), and three-point percentage (46.2 percent).
And the Rockets hope the third time's a charm as they try to start their playoff push in style.