For those who haven’t noticed, the Mike D’Antoni and James Harden experiment is going quite well in Houston.
The Rockets are 51-24, James Harden is having one of the more impressive seasons for any NBA player in the past 20 years, Eric Gordon is actually healthy and contributing and not just an albatross and the Rockets are averaging 115.5 points per game.
They have now also made NBA history (which seems to happen every season now in this category) by making the most three-pointers for any team in NBA history.
— NBA (@NBA) March 31, 2017
The NBA first incorporated the three-point line in the 1979-1980 NBA season.
The Rockets have made 1,078 three-pointers for the 2016-17 season with seven games remaining, which is an average of 14.3 made per game.
The Rockets score 37.5% of their points on three-pointers, interestingly enough and somewhat surprising considering how many threes they take. The Rockets shoot 36 percent from three this season as a team, which places them smack dab in the middle of the pack in the NBA at No. 15.
While the seven seconds or less Suns came close (and you could argue the Warriors have already done it playing this way), the 2017 NBA Playoffs will be a good test subject to see if a team as reliant on the three-pointer can excel in the postseason and win an NBA title.