Parsons hit 10 three-pointers in the second half of last night’s game. This easily breaks the previous record of 8 3’s in a half, which was held by five different players. His 10 3’s also breaks Houston’s franchise record for the most in a single game.
It’s a shame that Parsons didn’t get going before the second half. After all, he was just two off the single-game record of 12 three-pointers in a game, which is held by Kobe Bryant (2003) and Donyell Marshall (2005). Following his shooting outburst Parsons said, “I was pretty much unconscious. My body went numb. I’ve never felt that feeling on a basketball court before.”
Unfortunately, the Florida alum couldn’t fully celebrate his outstanding game. The Rockets lost to the Grizzlies by a score of 88-87. With less than three minutes left, Memphis went on a 6-1 run to take a 88-84 lead. Parsons made his 10th and final three after this, but missed another shot following his last made-shot.
The Grizzlies didn’t have anybody nailing a crazy amount of 3-pointers, but they did turn in a well-rounded team effort. Courtney Lee led the charge with 19 points, and he seems to be doing quite well with his new team. In 30 games with Boston, he averaged 7.4 PPG in 16 minutes per game. But with Memphis, he’s playing 30 MPG and averaging 15.4 PPG in eight contests so far.
Going back to Parsons, he’s having a career-year with the Rockets. He’s scoring 17.6 PPG and grabbing 5.7 RPG through 40 games. It’s doubtful that he’s done enough to be selected as an All-Star in the loaded Western Conference. But he’s been a huge part of a team that lays claim to a 29-16 record, which is good for the West’s fifth seed so far.