Rockets sets new franchise record for NBA Playoffs 3-pointers in a half
The Houston Rockets are looking fairly dominant so far in the Western Conference playoffs. One season after falling just short (perhaps 27 three-pointers short) of ending the Golden State Warriors’ stranglehold on the West, the Rockets have cruised past the Jazz in the first two games of their first-round series so far.
On Wednesday night, led by a terrific game from James Harden – which included a stunningly saucy crossover and shimmy on Ricky Rubio – the Rockets were dropping bombs from all over the court on the way to a franchise-record 13 three-pointers in the first half. Take a look at them all in this supercut from the NBA.
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The Rockets are known for their reliance on the three-ball and with good reason: General Manager Daryl Morey has acquired the personnel required to produce an offense that can rely on three-pointers, helmed by one of the best offensive players of the modern era in Harden.
During the regular season, the Houston Rockets set the record for made three-pointers in a game – not once, but twice! First they drilled 26 three-pointers in a December game against the Wizards. Then, in their final home game of the regular season, they knocked down 27 three-pointers against the Phoenix Suns – besting the record they previously set earlier in the year.