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Rockets video: Houston knocked down 12 3-pointers in 1st half against Thunder

One of the most anticipated games this offseason is the match between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night. Both teams are considered serious contenders for the title this year, and the debut of Chris Paul, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony for their new teams has many very intrigued with how they’ll fare.

It quickly became a shootout, as both teams were knocking down baskets with high efficiency. The Rockets though took the lead at halftime, 59-52, behind 12 3-pointers. Eric Gordon led the barrage from beyond the arc with four of his own, while James Harden and Ryan Anderson had multiple makes as well from that distance.

Since last season, the Rockets have been known to be a team who loves to shoot 3-pointers. Their high-octane offense is fueled by their ability to quickly run down the floor for fastbreak opportunities, and take the first open look, even if it is behind the 3-point line.

With the addition of one of the best point guards in the league today in Chris Paul, the Rockets will be an even more exciting team to watch. Paul is known to be a very good passer, and given the multitude of shooters his new team has, it may become a normal sight for him to drop dimes to his open teammates who are ready to shoot the open 3-pointer.

The Rockets went on to win this one over the Thunder behind James Harden’s 16 points, five rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, and two blocks.