The Houston Rockets made NBA history last night.
Rockets reserve guard Michael Carter-Williams swished Houston’s record-breaking 26th 3-pointer of the night from near the top of the arc with 31.1 seconds remaining in the game.
“We knew that if we didn’t at least attempt it, we would have heard it in the locker room,” said Carter-Williams, a career 25.4 percent 3-point shooter who is 7-of-19 from beyond the arc this season.
Rockets star James Harden offered clarification.
“Not even us — the crowd; the crowd would have attacked them,” said Harden, who scored a game-high 35 points, hitting 6 of 11 3-point attempts.
The Rockets, who were 26-of-55 from 3-point range, broke the NBA record for treys made.
The Rockets set an NBA record with 26 THREES made in a single game! 😱 pic.twitter.com/vAObK8QTaL
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 20, 2018
Harden, the reigning NBA MVP, continued his torrid stretch.
He is averaging 38.6 points and 7.8 assists during Houston’s five-game winning streak. He got the Rockets rolling Wednesday by going 3-of-3 from 3-point range in the first quarter.
Chris Paul, who hadn’t been shooting the ball well recently, busted out of his slump by hitting 5 of 9 3-point attempts while scoring 21 points.
Welcome to the modern day NBA.
Maybe they are considering installing a four point play one day?
NBA Teams are Practicing Four Point Shots? https://t.co/9TnYvkhTYp
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) December 18, 2018
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