The Houston Rockets will get a chance to pad their already gaudy 3-point-shooting numbers Wednesday night when they run into one of the league’s weakest defensive teams, the Phoenix Suns, for the first time this season.
The Rockets are shooting 3’s at a record-setting pace this season, having already attempted 1,128. They’ve made 423, which already is approaching some teams’ season total from last year.
The scary part is the Rockets have posted those numbers despite not having seen the Suns yet.
Phoenix has allowed 3-pointers to be made at a 38.7-percent rate, the second-highest in the league.
The game can be seen on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Go, starting at 6:30 p.m.
While the sight of the Suns should bring smiles to the Rockets, so should their Talking Stick Resort Arena, where Houston has prevailed in its last five visits.
In fact, last year’s season series between the Rockets and Suns was dominated by the road team. After the Rockets recorded 111-105 and 116-100 wins at Phoenix, the Suns finished off the three-game series with a…