Rockets/Nets game sets NBA three-point attempts record
The Brooklyn Nets and the Houston Rockets played a game Monday in what probably looked more like a glorified pop-a-shot game between two group of friends than an NBA contest.
The Rockets came away with a 117-103 win for their fifth-straight victory, but this meeting is going to be remembered for the astonishing total of three-point attempts both sides managed to put up.
Houston drained 20 of its 50 shots from behind the arc. Brooklyn wasn’t too shabby either, going 10-of-39 on their three-point shots. In total, the two teams launched 89 total three-point attempts, the most ever in a game in NBA history.
James Harden led everyone in the game with eight long-bombs on 10 attempts, while Ryan Anderson, Trevor Ariza, and PJ Tucker all had three apiece. If anything, Rockets guard Eric Gordon channeled his inner Dion Waiters and kept shooting despite obviously not having his usual touch from the outside, finishing with an ugly 1-of-10 line from long-distance.
Over at the Brooklyn side, four players made two three-pointers, including Trevor Booker who was a perfect 2-of-2 from the three-point region.
Considering that the Rockets and the Nets are No. 1 and No. 2 in the league, respectively, in three-point attempts per game, it’s not that surprising to see these squads break the record they themselves set last season.
Houston and Brooklyn combined for 88 three-point attempts last January in a game the Rockets won, 137-112.
Crazy tonight the Nets and Rockets have broke the NBA record for 3-pt field goal attempts with 89. The record was previously set by the two teams last season.
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) November 28, 2017
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