Houston Rockets: 5 things we learned from the preseason
By Tevin Williams
4. The Rockets will make a record number of 3-pointers
Last season, the Rockets made 1,181 3-pointers, which was the most in NBA history. That came out to an average of 14.4 3-pointers made per game, and Houston has a good chance of shattering that record this year.
Houston started the preseason scorching hot against Oklahoma City, making 24 3-pointers, which would’ve been one short of the record if it were a regular season game. The Rockets then followed that up with 22 made 3-pointers in consecutive games. In the last two games, Houston made 14 3’s against Memphis and 15 against San Antonio.
The Rockets averaged 19.4 made 3’s and attempted a ridiculous 50.4 3’s per game. This team is loaded with great shooters, and Mike D’Antoni wants them to attempt as many shots from beyond the arc as possible.
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