rockets-warriors-three-pointer

While the rest of the world gawked at Kobe Bryant making the entire borough of Brooklyn his via one vicious throwdown, the Houston Rockets were getting some All-Star Weekend partying at Dreams in early by making it rain triples all over the Golden State Warriors last night. The final score wound up being 140-109 but here’s the facts in three clear bullets.

Corner Three Left: The Rockets tied an NBA record by hitting 23-three pointers against the Warriors, including going 14-for-18 in the first half en route to a 77-point first half. Almost video game like. It started getting ugly in the second quarter after the Rockets and Warriors were nip and tuck at 38-37 at the end of the first quarter. Hitting almost 90% of their threes in the 2nd quarter (7/8) changed the game.

Corner Three Right: I’ve seen Jeremy Lin in person airball a potential game winning three. Seeing the point guard toss up 28 on a career high five triples along with James Harden & Chandler Parsons chipping in four apiece is a sight to behold if you’re a fan of the Rockets youth initiative. All in all, nine Rockets total made 3s Plus, all of this was done without the team’s best three point shooter Carlos Delfino who was out with a bad elbow. How ironic.

Dead Center: Once the crowd knew the record for threes in a game was in jeopardy, chants of “One More Three” rained down from the top of Toyota Center on bottom. Incensed, Mark Jackson instructed his team to foul whenever it looked like the Rockets were going to score again, including a flagrant foul from Draymond Green that led to ejections.

Three Point-Play: We might have the NBA’s newest rivalry or another case of the Warriors turning soft whenever they get embarrassed on the court. The two teams play next Tuesday in Oakland and more than likely, Andrew Bogut will continue to subtlety drop the “C” word in discussing the Rockets.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.