3. The Rockets will break their single-season 3-point record again
In the 2015-16 season, the Golden State Warriors drained 1,077 3-pointers, becoming the first team to crack at least 1,000 3s in a season. In the 2016-17 season, the Rockets set the bar even higher, making 1,181 3-pointers.
Houston has now set the NBA record for single-season 3-pointers made in three consecutive seasons after making 1,323 3s last season, more than 200 3s more than the next most prolific 3-point shooting team, and there’s no reason that trend won’t continue going forward, because this team plays by the numbers.
The Rockets nailed at least 20 3s in 18 games last season, and they won 16 of those contests. Houston’s two losses came in overtime and both games were decided by three or fewer points.
In short, the more 3s the Rockets make, the harder it is to beat them. That leads me to believe the Rockets will shoot even more 3s next season, even after attempting a staggering 45.4 3-pointers per game last season.
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