Rockets Put on Show; Lakers Beat Nets

The Houston Rockets set a record for three-pointers made in a 140-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors. In Brooklyn, the injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers managed to defeat the Nets, 92-83.

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A bunch of quality teams were in action on Tuesday despite it being a slow night in the NBA. The short-handed Lakers continued their seven-game road trip in Brooklyn against the Nets while the high-octane Rockets hosted the surprising Warriors in a Western Conference clash. But we begin with L.A.'s first trip to the Barclay's Center.

(vo) Kobe Bryant, playing without the injured Dwight Howard and the suspended Metta World Peace, scored a team-high 21 points on a mediocre 9-of-24 shooting performance. But the Black Mamba found other ways to affect the game, notching 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the Lakers' 92-83 victory, their 10th straight over the Nets. It wasn't all good for L.A., however, as Pau Gasol left the game late in the fourth quarter with a right foot injury. The Spaniard spoke afterwards.

(vo) Moving west, the Rockets put on a show for the home fans at the Toyota Center exploding for 77 first-half points in their 140-109 thrashing of the Warriors. Jeremy Lin poured in a game-high 28 points as eight Rockets reached double figures. Houston shot 58 percent from downtown, tying an NBA record for made three's in a half with 14 and for a game with 23. The end of the contest was marred by fouls and ejections as Golden State wouldn't let Houston set a new record in garbage time. Warriors coach Mark Jackson explained his thought process afterwards.

The Warriors now head to Oklahoma City for a back-to-back road game against the even more dangerous Thunder on Wednesday. Stay with CineSport and be sure to follow us on twitter at CineSport for everything NBA.