Houston Rockets on Wednesday night set a new NBA record after making 26 three-pointers against the Washington Wizards. The visitors seemed to run out of spell as the Rockets hammered them with an easy 136–118 win at the Toyota Center.
James Harden scored 35 points out of which 18 came from six threes as Rockets shot 26-of-55 from a distance. Chris Paul added 5 threes and Gerald Green and Eric Gordon made 4 each in a single game. PJ Tucker hit 3, Daniel House Jr hit 2, and Carter-Williams made one 3 in the Houston night.
The Rockets’ 26 3 pointers record beat the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 25 in a 123-98 win against the Atlanta Hawks in March 2017.
Rockets cleared their way to the victory with a comprehensive 34-28, 36-30, 31-32, 35-28 games.
Harden made 35 points and nine assists, while Paul added 21 points and eight assists. For Wizards, Bradley Beal made 28 points and seven assists, while John Wall added 18 points and 12 assists.
With this fifth straight win, the Rockets have improved to 16-14, amending their sloppy start to the season.
The Wizards continued to dangle low as lost six out of seven games, sinking to a catastrophic 12-20 figure on the season.