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               === Rockets put hot hand to the test at Miami ===
 
 (Sports  Network)  - The  Houston Rockets tied  an NBA record  with 23 made 3-
 pointers  in  a huge Tuesday  night victory, but things  won't be that easy on
 Wednesday when they visit the defending champion Miami Heat.
 
 The  Rockets buried 23 treys in a 140-109 rout of the Golden State Warriors in
 Houston  on Tuesday.  That matched an NBA record originally set by the Orlando
 Magic on Jan. 13, 2009.
 
 The 140 points were a season-high, as was a 77-point first half.
 
 "I  really didn't even  know we had a chance to break the record until late in
 the  game,"  said Rockets coach  Kevin McHale. "We shoot  a lot of 3's, that's
 just  what  we do. If we  were to get  them in the  flow, we were going to get
 them."
 
 Some Warriors didn't think the Rockets were taking 3's in the flow late in the
 game  and their  coach,  Mark  Jackson, instructed  them  to  foul so  Houston
 couldn't take the long-range shots. A scrum ensued and Houston's Marcus Morris
 and Golden State's Draymond Green were both ejected.
 
 "Mark's got to coach his team, I have no problem with that," McHale said.
 
 The Rockets shot 57.5 percent from beyond the arc, which was better than their
 50.5 field-goal shooting for the night. Jeremy Lin made five, James Harden and
 Chandler  Parsons had four apiece, Morris sank three, James Anderson and Toney
 Douglas  drained  two each and  Patrick Patterson, Patrick Beverly and Donatas
 Motiejunas each converted one.
 
 Omer Asik and Greg Smith were the only Rockets who saw action that didn't make
 a 3-pointer.
 
 Things won't be nearly that easy on Wednesday.
 
 The  Heat  have won two in  a row, three of  four and seven of nine. Wednesday
 will  mark  the second  in a five-game  homestand, where Miami  is 19-3 on the
 season.
 
 On  Monday,  the Heat earned a  hard-fought victory at home over the Charlotte
 Bobcats,  99-94. That was the first game after a four-game road trip where the
 Heat went 2-2.
 
 LeBron  James paced the Heat with 31 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and
 two steals. James shot a career-best 93 percent from the field after going 13-
 for-14. His only missed attempt was a blown layup.
 
 "I don't cry about fouls. I got fouled on it," James teased after the game. "I
 knew  I  hadn't missed a  shot. I missed  a free throw.  It happened in a win,
 that's always cool when you can help your team win games."
 
 Chris  Bosh  (23) and Dwyane  Wade (20) also scored  in double figures for the
 Heat.
 
 The Rockets are the NBA's second-best scoring team at almost 106 ppg. The Heat
 have inched up the ladder in opponents' scoring and currently sit 12th at 96.5
 ppg.
 
 The  Heat have  won six  in a  row against  the Rockets,  including a  113-110
 victory  in  Houston on  Nov. 12. Houston  hasn't won in  Miami since Nov. 24,
 2008, losing three in a row there.
 
 
 02/06 11:01:46 ET