The record was just bound to be broken. And it was. The 2017-18 version of the Houston Rockets now holds the NBA single-season record for most 3-pointers made — the distinction for this year's team just had to be made cause the previous record was erected by last season's Houston squad.
Below is the record-breaking shot made by none other than the Rockets' superstar and premiere offensive juggernaut, James Harden.
James Harden drills it from deep!
— NBA (@NBA) April 1, 2018
The Rockets finished the game with 1,184 made this season. They simply broke their own record of 1,181 last year which was probably why the feat did not make rounds online. It seems that people have long-accepted the fact: every team that Mike D'Antoni coaches is bound to be an elite offensive team.
The Rockets, however, lost the match 100-83. Breaking records is nice. But for D'Antoni and his crew, the priority is to get that rhythm back. As reported by Tim MacMachon of ESPN, D'Antoni said:
“We just didn't bring it. We just weren't sharp,” D'Antoni said. “We haven't been sharp now for about three or four games. It hasn't just been one or two days. That's scary when you rest guys.
“That's why at the end of the year, you've got to be careful taking guys out and just resting them. Everybody wants rest, rest, rest. Well, they've got to play. Otherwise, we're going to lose the advantage of what you worked for for 80 games, and it's scary times for us. You've got to play. You've got to bring it, and you've got to bring it every day. We'll get it back.”
Those who have followed the Rockets closely know that they will bounce back. The playoffs are just around the corner. And they are highly-touted to take home that championship ring.