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     === Rockets tie NBA record with 23 3-pointers in rout of Warriors ===
 
 Houston,  TX  (Sports Network)  - Jeremy Lin  paced Houston's red-hot shooting
 attack  with 28 points to lead the Rockets to a 140-109 drubbing of the Golden
 State Warriors on Tuesday.
 
 Lin  made a game-high  five 3-pointers for the Rockets, who tied an NBA record
 with  23 3-pointers. Houston finished 57.5 percent (23-for-40) from long range
 to pick up its fifth win in six games.
 
 "I really didn't even know we had a chance to break the record until late in
 the game. We shoot a lot of threes. That's just what we do," said Rockets head
 coach Kevin McHale.
 
 The  Orlando Magic  also  hit 23  3-pointers  during a  137-107  win over  the
 Sacramento Kings in 2009.
 
 James  Harden  and Chandler Parsons  each knocked down  four treys en route to
 18 and 16 points, respectively.
 
 The  Rockets had several opportunities to make the record-setting 24th triple,
 but the Warriors repeatedly fouled Houston over the final minute.
 
 Jarrett  Jack scored 20  points and David Lee netted 18 points and pulled down
 seven rebounds for Golden State, which had a four-game winning streak snapped.
 
 The  Rockets  held a slim  38-37 lead after the  first quarter. Harden went 2-
 for-2 from beyond the arc and finished with 10 points in the frame.
 
 Houston  really opened  things  up  in the  second  quarter  after shooting  a
 blistering  59.1 percent  (13-for-22) from the floor to take a 77-62 lead into
 the break.
 
 The  Rockets went 14-for-18 (77.8 percent) from downtown through the first two
 periods.
 
 Houston  cooled  off a  bit in  the third quarter,  converting on just 9-of-21
 field  goal attempts  and  4-of-9 from  3-point range,  but  still managed  to
 eclipse the century mark and took a 104-86 advantage into the final frame.
 
 Donatas  Motiejunas canned  the record-tying 3-ball from the right corner with
 3:41  left in the game and the Rockets would get just two more attempts to set
 the  record  before the Warriors began  to intentionally foul Houston down the
 stretch.
 
 "We're not going to lay down. If you're going to try to get the record, we're
 going to stop it," said Warriors head coach Mark Jackson. "By no means are we
 going to accept giving up that many points. We didn't play particularly well,
 but that doesn't mean lay down and surrender. That's not in our DNA."
 
 Things  began to  get  heated in  the  closing seconds  as  Marcus Morris  and
 Draymond  Green were each ejected. Green was whistled for a Flagrant Foul Type
 2  for a  hard shot  on Patrick  Beverly, which  led to  a scrum  resulting in
 Morris' ejection.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Rockets  140 points  were the  most scored  by one  team in Toyota Center
 history ... Houston finished with 77 points in the first half. There have been
 45  teams that gave scored fewer than 77 points in a game this season ... Nine
 Rockets  players made  at least one 3-pointer ... Carl Landry scored 12 points
 and Andrew Bogut and Richard Jefferson added 10 points apiece in the setback.
 
 
 
 
 02/06 01:01:08 ET