Rockets sets new NBA record with 27 3-pointers
The Houston Rockets proved once again that they are the most dangerous three-point shooting team in the league this season after setting a new record on Tuesday.
The Rockets made it rain from beyond the arc with 27 three-pointers, which is a new NBA record. Their hot shooting from the three-point region led to an emphatic 149-113 win over the Phoenix Suns at the Toyota Center in Houston.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 8, 2019
Eric Gordon led the team in three-pointers made with eight to finish with 26 points. James Harden also torched the Suns with five three-pointers. The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player posted 30 points on 10-for-14 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds and nine assists.
PJ Tucker had four three pointers, while Danuel House added three. Chris Paul, Gary Clark, and Austin Rivers also had two three-pointers apiece to join party for Houston. As a team, the Rockets shot 27-for-57 from beyond the arc. Their total three-point attempts is more than half of their total field-goal attempts of 100.
The Rockets broke their own record of 26 three-pointers, which they did twice this season with the last one coming less than a week ago. They made it rain at the Golden 1 Center on Tuesday, knocking down 26 threes to run away with a 130-105 victory.
Houston is currently holding on to the third spot in the Western Conference. They are just a game behind the second-running Denver Nuggets, who have a 53-26 record. They are two games ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers, which mean they will not finish lower than third in the West this season.