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Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets hit NBA record 26 three-pointers in win at Sacramento, sweep season series vs. the Kings

James Harden
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Tying their NBA record of 26 three-pointers, James Harden and the Houston Rockets registered win no. 50 of their season with a dominant 25-point victory over the Sacramento Kings.

The Rockets had previously set the record on Dec. 19 in an 18-point win over the Washington Wizards at home.

Harden had a double-double of 36 points and 10 assists on 12-of-19 shooting from the field and 7-of-12 from beyond the arc in just 30 minutes of action.

Nine different players knocked down a three as the team connected on 26-of-61 attempts (42.6%).

With 1238 made three-pointers for the season, the Rockets are only 18 threes away from setting the single-season record for a third straight year.

Most 3-Pointers Made In A Season, NBA History
1. Houston Rockets (2017-18) 1256
2. Houston Rockets (2018-19) 1238*
3. Houston Rockets (2016-17) 1181
4. Golden State Warriors (2015-16) 1077
5. Cleveland Cavaliers (2016-17) 1067

En route to the win, Chris Paul also surpassed Alvin Robertson on the all-time steals list.

The Rockets only turned the ball over seven times and made 48.9% (46-of-94) of their field goal attempts. On the other hand, the Kings went 42-of-95 from the field but they only made seven three-pointers on 23 attempts.

This win gets the Rockets back into the third seed with a 0.5 game lead over the Portland Trail Blazers.

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