It’s just a preseason game.
A preseason game against the Shanghai Sharks, an international team out of a league known for playing defense with all the movement and intensity of traffic cones.
Still… James Harden dropped 37 points in 30 minutes, putting on a show, and the Rockets as a team knocked down 28 threes. That’s a franchise record (with an asterisk because read the first two paragraphs).
Harden looked ready for the MVP race again his 37 points on 13-of-18 shooting, which included nine threes. Harden also had nine assists and five boards in the contest.
As for the Rockets from three, it was a Mike D’Antoni dream game. Houston was 28-of-66 from three, or 42.4 percent.