Houston Rockets: Chandler Parsons Turns Up (Video)
Jan 24, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons (25) reacts after making a basket during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. The Grizzlies defeated the Rockets 88-87. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Rockets finally lose to the Memphis Grizzlies after winning 14 of the last 15 match-ups. Even in a loss, there is still an ability to find a silver lining, and Chandler Parsons’ second half performance was just that. After going 0-3 from deep in the first half, Parsons caught fire in the third quarter going 6-6 from behind the three point line becoming the first player in franchise history to nail six treys in a quarter.
Parsons finished with a career high 34 points. Parsons drained his first 10 3-point attempts of the second half, matching Kenny Smith’s franchise record for most consecutive makes from behind the arc. Parsons set an NBA record for 3s in a half and a franchise record for 3s in a game. The last Rockets player to make that many threes was Jeremy Lin, who made 9 threes back in November against the Philadelphia 76ers, in a game the Rockets also loss. Lin also scored 34 points.
“Chandler kept us in the game,” coach Kevin McHale said. “Otherwise, it would have been an 88-70 game.”
Chandler Parsons‘ 34 points is a career-high, and his 30 points in the 2nd half was Parsons’ career-high for ANY half. The last Rockets player to score 30 points in a 2nd half was Kevin Martin, who scored 30 vs the Nuggets on February. 7, 2011.
Here are all the Parsons highlights, including him clearly being fouled by Memphis forward Tayshaun Prince as he nails his 9th three- pointer:
The NBA record for most threes in a game is held by both Kobe Bryant with Los Angeles Lakers (2003) and Donyell Marshall with the Toronto Raptors. (2005)