The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors have blown the doors off the NBA record books on three-point shots. The Rockets once again took the lead in the three-point race by setting the all-time record for three-pointers made by an NBA team in a single season on Thursday night against Portland.
James Harden hit a trey at the end of the first quarter to push the Rockets total to 1,078, surpassing the Warriors’ 2015-2016 total (1,077). The Rockets finished with eight total three-pointers and a current season total of 1,083 threes made.
From @freemaneric: James Harden’s Rockets just broke the record for most 3s in a season: https://t.co/JlTs5PE7KK pic.twitter.com/DdMWYtwv3q— Ball Don't Lie (@YahooBDL) March 31, 2017
The Rockets are averaging 14.4 three-pointers made per game. Houston is averaging 40.1 attempts per game, a full seven more attempts then next on the list (Cleveland, 33.5).
The Warriors were the first team to surpass 1,000 three-pointers last season. The Rockets have seven more games to build on their record to close to 1,200.
The addition of Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson have exceptionally grown the three-pointers made for Houston. Gordon (231 3pt made) and Anderson (187) both joined Harden in the top 10 in three-pointers attempted and made this season.