Rockets set NBA record for 3-pointers made in a game
The Houston Rockets have long loved to let it fly from three-point range, but on Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, they took their barrage to a new level:
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After a slow start to the season, the Rockets have been playing much better of late, winning five straight games after a blowout victory over the Wizards.
James Harden, who scored 35 points in the victory, led the charge with six three-pointers. Chris Paul buried five, and Eric Gordon and Gerald Green each added four triples.
Houston shot 47.3 percent from beyond the arc on the evening.
With the victory, the Rockets moved to 16-14, working their way back into the playoff picture in the crowded Western Conference.
During this recent winning streak, Houston is averaging 116 points per game and is getting monster performances from Harden, who is registering 38.6 points a night during the surge. He scored 50 points in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers last Thursday, and in a victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night, the reigning MVP poured in 47.
The Rockets originally started the season 1-5 before winning eight of their next 10 games to improve to 9-7. However, Houston then became mired in another slump, losing four in a row and seven of nine overall before finally snapping out of it with a triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 11.
The Rockets won’t get to enjoy this three-point breakout for very long, however, as they will have to get on a plane and head to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat on Thursday evening.
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