HOUSTON – The Houston fans knew the Rockets were on the verge of history against Golden State on Tuesday, needing one more 3-pointer to set an NBA record.
Warriors coach Mark Jackson wasn’t going to let that happen.
The Rockets settled for tying an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 3-pointers in a 140-109 win over the Warriors. Houston matched the single-game record for 3s set by Orlando in a win over Sacramento on Jan. 13, 2009.
The Toyota Center crowd realized the outright record was within reach in the final three minutes, chanting “One more 3!” But the Warriors took away Houston’s chances of getting it by fouling at the end.
Nuggets 112, Bucks 104: At Denver, Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 22 points and Denver rallied past Milwaukee for their seventh straight victory.
Suns 96, Grizzlies 90: At Memphis, Tenn., Goran Dragic scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead Phoenix past Memphis.
Lakers 92, Nets 83: At New York, Kobe Bryant would have liked to celebrate more, maybe gloat about that highlight-reel dunk, but there were bigger concerns.
Pacers 114, Hawks 103: At Indianapolis, Indiana is being tested, and doing well. First, a win over the Bulls on Monday to move into a tie for first in the Central Division. Then, a win over Atlanta.