NBA News: Houston Rockets Reserve Lou Williams Re-discovers Scoring Prowess, Drops 30 On Former Team
Rockets guard Lou Williams doesn't need to talk about what he is able to do with the basketball in his hands. Williams is a natural scorer who is very much capable of shooting the lights out at any given moment, which is only a matter of time until his shooting touch came around again.
It had only been about three weeks ever since Lou Williams played his very first game for the Houston Rockets and at that time, he dropped in a seamless 27 points. But it then took two weeks before he was able to find that scoring touch again.
According to NBA, in a six-game stretch, Lou Williams had struggled to score and make buckets, not once shooting 50 percent from the field, as well as never dropping in more than a pair of 3-pointers in a single game during that stretch. But Williams made it all look so effortless against his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, on Wednesday night, hitting his first seven shots of the game and finishing with an impressive 30 points, while knocking down seven triples in a 139-100 win over the struggling Lakers.
According to News America, the Rockets are now 7-3 ever since acquiring Lou Williams in February deal with the Lakers and have had the patience of their own in letting him find his rhythm and a comfort zone in the team's offense. Adding him to a roster already filled with long range shooters like Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon only made All-star guard James Harden even harder to guard by adding yet another option.
Along with his scoring, Lou Williams also dealt seven assists, making him only the third player in the last 33 years to come off the bench for two consecutive games with 30+ points and 7+ assists in a single NBA season. Williams' impressive outing earned him a lot of praises from his teammates and his coach.