Houston Rockets set trio of NBA three-point records Friday night

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Saturday December 17th, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had his sixth triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets made an NBA-record 24 3-pointers in a 122-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.

Harden had 29 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 15th career triple-double, passing Hakeem Olajuwon for the most in franchise history.

Ryan Anderson made Houston's 24th 3-pointer of the game with 32 seconds remaining, and the Toyota Center crowd erupted in celebration of the record.

In picking up their ninth straight win, the Rockets attempting 61 3s - making 39.3 percent - to shatter their own record of 50 set earlier this year. They broke the NBA record for 3s made in a game, shared by Houston in 2013 and Orlando in 2009.

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Rockets: C Clint Capela fouled out of the game early in the fourth quarter. He had eight points and 11 rebounds in 22 minutes. ... Harden made 6 of 12 3-pointers, while Ariza made 5 of 14. ... Three Rockets players had double-digit rebounds and Houston outrebounded New Orleans 57-47.

 

 

 

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