|(NBA) Rockets match 3-pointers record in win over Warriors
Jeremy Lin drained five of Houston's record-equalling 23 three-pointers on Tuesday as the Rockets romped to a 140-109 NBA victory over the Golden State Warriors.
The Rockets matched the NBA record with their 23 from beyond the arc, the long-range barrage lifting them to a fifth win in six games, AFP reports.
Lin finished with 28 points as the Rockets notched their highest-scoring game of the season. Their 14 three-pointers in the first half also tied an NBA record -- even though their best three-point shooter, Carlos Delfino, was sidelined by a right elbow injury.
James Harden and Chandler Parsons had four three-pointers apiece. Harden finished with a total of 18 points and Parsons scored 16.
The Rockets tied the record of 23 three-pointers set by the Orlando Magic in a 139-107 victory over Sacramento on January 13, 2009.
With the game in hand, Houston coach Kevin McHale sent in his reserves for the final minutes.
Marcus Morris made three treys off the bench over the course of the game. Toney Douglas added two and James Anderson had two as well.
Patrick Beverley delivered their 22nd three-pointer with 4:20 left and Donatas Motiejunas added the 23rd with 3:41 remaining.
The Rockets had a couple more chances to break the record before Golden State began to intentionally foul them down the stretch.
Things got heated in the final minute, with both Morris and Golden State's Draymond Green ejected. Green was whistled for a flagrant foul for a hard shot on Beverley, which led to a shoving match that saw Morris tossed.