The Houston Rockets put on a clinic against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, winning 140-109.
For the Rockets, their route of the Warriors happened in front of a sell-out crowd that never stopped cheering for its team.
With 13 minutes left, the Rockets crossed the 100-point threshold and were working their way towards an NBA record.
With more than two minutes left, the Rockets tied the NBA record for three-pointers in a game. The crowd, aware of the situation, began chanting for their team to take one more three.
The Rockets tried, but the Warriors began fouling their players, ensuring the record would not be set against them.
For the Warriors, who had won seven of their last nine, this was easily their worst loss of the season. Tomorrow the Warriors take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, the league’s top scoring team. The Rockets are the league’s second top scoring team.
The victory saw Jeremy Lin, the rocket’s high profile offseason acquisition, score a team high 28 points and hit a career high five three-pointers.
James Harden made four of five three-pont attempts while Chandler Parson sunk another four.
The Warriors top scorer was Jarrett Jack with 20 points followed by David Lee with 18 points.
Another playoff contender was out a player recently, as Blake Griffin’s streak of consecutive games ended. The Lakers Metta World Peace was also suspended one game in the middle of his teams mid-season surge.
What do you think? How concerned should the Golden State Warriors be after losing 140-109 to the Houston Rockets?
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