( 4UMF NEWS ) Houston Rockets Sets Record:
The fans knew the Houston Rockets were on the verge of history Tuesday night, needing one more three-pointer to set an NBA record.
The Rockets settled for tying an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 three-pointers in a 140-109 win against the Warriors. Houston matched the single-game record for threes set by the Orlando Magic vs. the Sacramento Kings on Jan. 13, 2009.
The Toyota Center crowd realized the outright record was within reach in the final three minutes, chanting “One more three!” But the Warriors took away Houston’s chances of getting it by fouling at the end.
“We’re not going to lay down,” Jackson said. “If you’re going to try to get the record, we’re going to stop it.”
The Warriors should’ve employed that plan sooner.
Jeremy Lin sank five three-pointers, a career high, and Chandler Parsons and James Harden hit four apiece as the Rockets reached a season-high point total. They also tied an NBA record with 14 three-pointers in the first half and dished out a season-high 35 assists on 46 field goals overall.
“Thankfully, we were just able to get a bunch of open looks and knock them down,” Lin said. “That’s just the way it is sometimes.”
Lin scored 28 points, Harden added 18 and Parsons had 16 for Houston. The Rockets put on the shooting display without their best three-point shooter — Carlos Delfino, who sat out with a right elbow injury.
“We just got hot tonight,” Harden said.