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The Rockets put on an absolute shooting clinic from downtown last night in Houston. Not only did they put up a gaudy 140 points against the golden State Warriors, but they tied the NBA record for 3-pointers made nailing 23 from behind the line.
The fantastic shooting night was not a single-handed effort by any means with 3 players hitting from 3-point territory at least 4 times. Jeremy Lin led the way with 28 points, 9 assists, and 5 3-pointers made. Rockets.com notes that when the Houston crow discovered that the team was only a single 3-ponter away from the record they began chanting “One more 3!”
According to The Associated Press, Warriors coach Mark Jackson gave his thoughts on the game saying, “Some nights, it’s not your night and it wasn’t ours and we didn’t play particularly well. That doesn’t mean, lay down and surrender. That’s not in our DNA.”
According to the AP, Houston broke an NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a half with 14 on only 18 attempts.
The Warriors have now dropped 15 of their last 17 games against the Rockets. Mark Jackson can be thankful that his team did not surrender the new record but needs to ensure that his players are keeping a hand up on those shooters.