Rockets Scores 28 Three-Pointers in Shanghai; More than Cavalier’s NBA Record

Rockets' guard James Harden. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock (5613421g)

The Houston Rockets displayed a marvelous performance in Shanghai on Tuesday, beating Yao Ming’s former team Shanghai Sharks 128-86 and setting a record never accomplished in the NBA.

James Harden led the Rockets in a rampage over the Shanghai Sharks, logging 9 of 14 three-pointer attempts and recording 37 points in the night. P.J. Tucker made six three-pointers as five more players connected from a distance to make it 28 three-pointers in a game.

Were it a regular NBA match, the Rockets’ game last night could have been a record breaker. The record is currently held by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who hit 25 three-pointers as the defeated the Hawks 135-130 in early March last year.

NBA game or not, the Rockets have been splendid in completing three-pointers for the last two seasons. They hold the record for the most 3-pointers for the second year consecutively and look determined to extend the record this season.

The Rockets will begin the regular season on October 17th when they face New Orleans. They lost one of their three-pointer heroes Trevor Ariza in the offseason but they still have a top-shelf squad. Carmelo Anthony will look forward to mending his relationship with his team after his long 2-pointer last week that may also have led to his absence in the Shanghai game.