NBA Twitter reacts after Rockets take 58 3-pointers in loss to Thunder

On Monday, their strategy backfired on them again as the Rockets took an NBA playoff-record

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Yes, the Rockets hoisted 58 3-pointers and lost. They did make 23 3-pointers, but 35 missed shots from deep reminded people of Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference finals when Houston missed 27 straight 3-pointers in a loss to the Warriors.

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As you can imagine, NBA Twitter had a lot of fun with the Rockets shooting blanks against the Thunder.

As we mentioned earlier, the Rockets live and die by the 3-pointer, and this stat proves it.

Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni had a simple explanation for all the missed 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Monday.

The Rockets are trying a strategy that is high-risk, high-reward. They’ve had a lot of success with it in the regular season, but in the NBA playoffs, it doesn’t translate as well.

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As evidence by Monday’s loss and Game 7 of the 2018 West finals against the Warriors, the Rockets might want to consider changing their strategy when the shots start clanging off the rim.

If they don’t, the Rockets could be looking at another year where they fail to reach the NBA Finals.

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