Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Warriors intentionally prevented the Rockets from breaking the NBA 3 Point Record.

On Tuesday night, the Houston Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors, 140 to 109. The Rockets came out red hot from the behind the arc, hitting 14 threes in the first half with an 18 point lead over their opponents heading into the second. The long range attack didn't end there, as Houston would finish the game with 23 three pointers on 40 attempts, to tie the NBA record for the most 3 point field goals made in a single game and break the Rockets' franchise record of 18. The men in red could have broken the record, if only Mark Jackson didn't decide to troll them in the last few minutes. Needing only one more 3 pointer to enter the NBA history books, the Coach of the Warriors ordered his players to intentionally foul any members of the Rockets attempting a three. The tactic obviously worked, but not necessarily the way he wanted it to.

Draymond Green would get ejected for that flagrant 2 foul on Patrick Beverly and Marcus Morris would join him in the exit, after receiving technical fouls for protecting his teammate.

Mark Jackson might have the last laugh, but it is ESPN's boxscore that takes trolling award home.
Via: @dailythunder
I guess the robot automatically assumed that once a team scores 140 points, they were just playing against nobody. 

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