Make it rain, make it rain. The Houston Rockets might be back.
Wednesday night, they hit 26 three-point shots against the Washington Wizards. For those unaware, that’s a new NBA record. It breaks the mark of 25 three-pointers made by the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2016-17 season.
Michael Carter-Williams made the 26th three-pointer of the night with just 30.3 seconds remaining in the game. Did you catch it? Well then you’re in luck. Here’s the record-breaking shot in all its glory.
FOR THE RECORD!
The Rockets set a new mark for most 3s in a game in NBA history (26) 💦 pic.twitter.com/j64AzPih0g
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 20, 2018
MCW, folks. We’re talking about a 25.4 percent career three-point shooter here. But for what it’s worth, he’s shooting just under 37 percent for the season. If this is a sign of things to come, then the rest of the league might be in trouble. Now, the Rockets also hold the record for most three-pointers taken in a single game. Back on December 16, 2016, they took 61 long range attempts in a 122-100 win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
But most importantly, Houston is starting to win games consistently again. After a rough start, they’re 16-14 and just five games out of first out West. Additionally, they’ve won five in a row and are 7-3 over their last 10. Up next, they’ll take on the Heat in Miami.