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.
36 PTS & 10 AST from @JHarden13 in the @HoustonRockets win! #Rockets pic.twitter.com/QktdH3ss3R- NBA (@NBA) April 3, 2019
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.
|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.
.@CP3 passes Alvin Robertson to move into 9th place on the NBA's all-time steals list! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/2wvTsgy5pt- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 3, 2019
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.