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The Houston Rockets made NBA history Sunday night.

James Harden and Co. made 27 3-pointers in a 149-113 rout of the last-place Phoenix Suns, breaking the previous single-game record of 26 -- which the Rockets set themselves earlier this season.

The Beard led the way with 30 points, including 5-of-6 from deep. Eric Gordon had eight longballs, and P.J. Tucker dropped in four of his own. The Rockets as a team shot 27-of-57, good for a scorching 47.4 percent from beyond the arc.

The Rockets are currently the No. 3 seed in the West and are red-hot as of late, having won six straight games. The way Houston is playing, it would not be surprising at all for the Rockets and Warriors to face each other in the Western Conference finals-- a rematch of last season’s epic seven-game series.

In Game 7 of their 2018 series, the Rockets infamously made a different kind of history by missing 27 consecutive 3-pointers, which led to a 101-92 Warriors road win. The 27 straight bricks set a playoff record for most consecutive misses from deep (it tied the overall NBA record).

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So while the Rockets were on the right side of history Sunday night, any time the words  “27,” “3-pointers,” and “Rockets” are uttered in the same sentence, Warriors fans are immediately reminded of the Rockets’ futility in the clutch last season.

 

So congrats on this regular-season record, Houston -- we’ll see what happens again come playoff time.