Rockets blitz Wizards with record 26 threes, Basketball News & Top Stories

Rockets blitz Wizards with record 26 threes, Basketball News & Top Stories

The Rockets, who were 26-of-55 from three-point range, broke the National Basketball Association record for three-pointers made set when the Cleveland Cavaliers hit 25-of-46 in a March 3, 2017 win over the Atlanta Hawks. As Bradley Beal put it (H/T ESPN), they "shot the shit out of it".

With just seconds left in their game against the Washington Wizards, the Houston Rockets scored their 26th 3-pointer of the night, breaking the National Basketball Association record for 3-pointers in a single game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers held the previous National Basketball Association record with 25 three-pointers, which occurred in March 2017 against the Atlanta Hawks.

Gary Clark tied the record with the 25th made three-pointer in the fourth quarter and Michael Carter-Williams broke it soon after. Every time a Rockets' player got hold of the ball, the crowd erupted with a chant of "Three, Three, Three." but they'd missed four consecutive attempts and the clock continued to run down.

Chris Paul cast aside his recent shooting difficulties with five of nine three-point efforts made, contributing 21 points and eight assists to his side's cause.

Houston had won four in a row entering Wednesday's game and appear to be working their way out of whatever funk they were in to start the season.

Paul George had 43 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists while Steven Adams scored 20 points and added 23 rebounds in the Thunder's 132-113 win over the Kings.

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The Rockets will go for a sixth straight win Thursday night when they take on the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Harden and Gordon both made one in that span, and Green capped the spurt with two. And I really think it's energy.

Reserve forward Gary Clark tied the National Basketball Association team record by making a three with 2:42 remaining.

"We're just playing better", Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said.

Added Harden: "It's pretty cool to be a part of it".

The veteran marksman vowed this team would break the record yet again at some point. "You're in the books".

But if there is one thing that fans should not write off, it is the Rockets' long-range firepower.

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