NBA: Rockets set three-point record as Harden nails another triple-double

HOUSTON (AFP) - James Harden delivered his second straight triple-double as the Houston Rockets made an NBA-record 24 three-pointers in a 122-100 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.

The Rockets continued their record-setting ways this National Basketball Association regular season, setting the single-game mark for threes made and attempted (64).

Eric Gordon scored a season-high 29 points as the Rockets improved to 20-7 and extended their winning streak to nine games.

Houston finished one three-pointer shy of matching the old record of 23, which they shared with the Golden State Warriors, on Wednesday night in their 34-point win over the Sacramento Kings.

Houston had held the mark for three-pointers attempted (50), which they set in Sacramento on Nov 25.

Harden finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists to set a franchise record with his 15th triple-double.

Gordon shot 10 for 17 in 27 minutes off the bench while forward Trevor Ariza finished with 20 points on five-for-14 three-point shooting.