Let Me Count The Ways – If there is a record for number of records tied or broken in an NBA game, the Rockets probably broke it last night.
1. Tied most 3-pointers made in an NBA game: 23
2. Tied most 3-pointers made in a first half: 14
2. New team record: most 3-pointers made in a Houston Rockets game
3. Most points scored in the Toyota Center: 140
5. Most three pointers by Jeremy Lin in a game: 5
List continues after the break…
Tonight, in many ways, was a game devoted to setting records. The Rockets offense scored 77 points in the first half, their most points in a half for the season, tied the all-time NBA record of 23 3-pointers in a game, and finished with by far their most points of the season with 140. Yet at the very end, the Rockets set a less quantifiable record through the fact that I have never seen such a testy 30-point blowout at the very, very end of the game.
As a person who writes a column about the NBA, once per week, I am both thrilled and annoyed by the sheer amount of compelling news and media surrounding the sport, between each column. Usually, I react to the overwhelming question of what to write about by picking a manageable topic—like assessing the season’s wins-and-losses progress and prospects of various teams and players, throughout the league. And doing so in a purely basketball-focused way.