Rockets tie NBA record with 23 3-pointers in rout of Warriors

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Updated: February 5, 2013

Jeremy Lin paced Houston’s red-hot shooting
attack with 28 points to lead the Rockets to a 140-109 drubbing of the Golden
State Warriors on Tuesday.

Lin made a game-high five 3-pointers for the Rockets, who tied an NBA record
with 23 3-pointers. Houston finished 57.5 percent (23-for-40) from long range
to pick up its fifth win in six games.

The Orlando Magic also hit 23 3-pointers during a 137-107 win over the
Sacramento Kings in 2009.

James Harden and Chandler Parsons each knocked down four treys en route to
18 and 16 points, respectively.

The Rockets had several opportunities to make the record-setting 24th triple,
but the Warriors repeatedly fouled Houston over the final minute.

Jarrett Jack scored 20 points and David Lee netted 18 points and pulled down
seven rebounds for Golden State, which had a four-game winning streak snapped.

The Rockets held a slim 38-37 lead after the first quarter. Harden went 2-
for-2 from beyond the arc and finished with 10 points in the frame.

Houston really opened things up in the second quarter after shooting a
blistering 59.1 percent (13-for-22) from the floor to take a 77-62 lead into
the break.

The Rockets went 14-for-18 (77.8 percent) from downtown through the first two
periods.

Houston cooled off a bit in the third quarter, converting on just 9-of-21
field goal attempts and 4-of-9 from 3-point range, but still managed to
eclipse the century mark and took a 104-86 advantage into the final frame.

Donatas Motiejunas canned the record-tying 3-ball from the right corner with
3:41 left in the game and the Rockets would get just two more attempts to set
the record before the Warriors began to intentionally foul Houston down the
stretch.

Things began to get heated in the closing seconds as Marcus Morris and
Draymond Green were each ejected. Green was whistled for a Flagrant Foul Type
2 for a hard shot on Patrick Beverly, which led to a scrum resulting in
Morris’ ejection.

Game Notes

The Rockets 140 points were the most scored by one team in Toyota Center
history … Houston finished with 77 points in the first half. There have been
45 teams that gave scored fewer than 77 points in a game this season … Nine
Rockets players made at least one 3-pointer … Carl Landry scored 12 points
and Andrew Bogut and Richard Jefferson added 10 points apiece in the setback.