Houston Rockets Break Three 3-Point Records in One Night

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In Friday night’s 122-100 win at home against the New Orleans Pelicans (9-19), the Houston Rockets (20-7) broke three NBA records relating to 3-point shooting by a team.

The Rockets attempted the most 3-point field goals in a half in NBA regular season history; they attempted the most 3-point field goals in a game in NBA regular season history; and they made the most 3-point field goals in a game in NBA regular season history.

The Rockets attempted an NBA regular season record of 31 3-point field goals in the first half of Friday night’s win. They also attempted an NBA regular season record of 61 3-point field goals in the whole game and made an NBA regular season record 24 of those 3-point field goal attempts.

The previous NBA regular season record for attempted 3-point field goals in a game by a team was 50, which the Rockets set last month against the Sacramento Kings. The previous NBA regular season record for made 3-point field goals in a game by a team was 23, which the Rockets accomplished in 2013 against the Golden State Warriors to tie the record set by the Orlando Magic in 2009 against the Kings.

A total of six of the 10 players that played in the game for the Rockets contributed to their 3-point shooting barrage. Shooting guard Eric Gordon shot 7 for 12 from beyond the arc; shooting guard James Harden shot 6 for 12 from beyond the arc; small forward Trevor Ariza shot 5 for 14 from beyond the arc; point guard Patrick Beverley shot 3 for 8 from beyond the arc; power forward Ryan Anderson shot 2 for 8 from beyond the arc; and small forward Sam Dekker shot 1 for 5 from beyond the arc. Power forward Montrezl Harrell and small forward Corey Brewer both missed one shot from beyond the arc.

 

-Asher Fair

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