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Rockets’ Eric Gordon Says Houston Will Break 3-Point Record

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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon is confident that his team can once again break the NBA 3-point record at some point, after an impressive performance against the Washington Wizards.

“We don’t really go for stuff like that, but we know we’re capable of hitting a lot of threes like that. I expect us to do that, it was good to see,” said Gordon, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

“It was our night, but I think we can do more. We’re gonna break the record again. We can make more than 26 threes. We just gotta continue to do what we do and thrive, but tonight was fun.”

The pace was incredible for Houston, and the Wizards were in for a rough night.

“They got a lot of good isolation plays and they made tough threes, the step-back threes were tough and they make them,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.

“They took 55 threes. We knew going into the game they were going to take a lot of them. They were hot and they’ve been hot for a while now. They have a couple of hot players and there’s not much you can do when they’re making contested threes.”

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Rockets’ Iman Shumpert Says He Will Be Ready for Playoffs

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Houston Rockets’ swingman Iman Shumpert recently returned from a calf injury and while he isn’t yet set to take to the court, he vows that he will be ready for the playoffs.

“I had to sit out and then sit out another week for my calf. In that time I gained a little weight not practicing, not getting back in the games” Shumpert said, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle .

“It takes the body a little time to adapt. But I’ll hit my stride. I’ll be ready for the playoffs.”

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Rockets’ James Harden Prefers to Play in a System Versus Hero Ball

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Houston Rockets superstar James Harden has been having a phenomenal season offensively, but many people aren’t a fan of his “hero ball” style of play to rack up the stats.

Golden State Warriors’ guard Steph Curry said that he spoke with Harden, and that Harden stated his preference to play in a system, rather than play “hero ball”.

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2019 | @stephencurry30 on conversation with @jharden13 “I talked to James in the back… obviously complemented him on what he’s done. First thing he says is, it’s fun, but I want to play different. Playing by myself or whatever , heroball — the people wanna play in a system where they actually can play beautiful basketball with guys that know how to play.”

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Rockets Interested in Markieff Morris

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The Houston Rockets are keeping an eye on one veteran free agent as they prepare for the stretch run following the All-Star break, according to The Athletic’s Kelly Iko.

That veteran free agent is Markieff Morris, who is currently out with a neck injury but is expected to be ready following the All-Star break, according to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner.

Morris averaged 11.5 points per game for the Washington Wizards this season, and could provide a versatile forward to the Rockets offensive arsenal.

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