From when he took over for the injured Patrick Patterson (12/16/2012) up to the end of the calendar year (9 games), Marcus Morris averaged 14.0 points on a blistering 52.4% shooting and hit 46.3% on his threes (19-41) in 30.4 minutes. Obviously those numbers aren't very sustainable, but Morris was a big reason the Rockets' offense took off to an even higher level and we knew that when Patterson got back, it could make for a tough decision for McHale. Patterson got back on 12/29/2012 and played spot minutes, then had a strong showing on 1/2/2013. This month (7 games), Marcus Morris has remained in the starting lineup and is averaging 5.9 points on 33.3% shooting in fewer minutes (21.0) and is just 5-20 (25%) combined from three-point range. (It's not like Patterson has been giving you much lately either... after his 3-game burst, he has cooled off considerably the last four.) But a big reason why the Rockets exploded offensively is because they've had a stretch four knocking down threes, making it costly for opponents to leave them to close on Harden and Lin drives. When he's not hitting, defenses can pack the paint and force you to shoot from 20+ (which the Rockets did 31 times per on this road trip, making just 28.3%). I don't know if a starting lineup change will happen or not, but this is a problem right now.