With every 3-pointer bringing the Rockets closer to the NBA record, the Toyota Center crowd grew hungrier for more.

“One more 3. One more 3.”

Chandler Parsons had made his corner 3s and had long since taken a seat. James Harden had knocked down 3s at the top of the circle. Jeremy Lin had fired in five treys, more than he had ever made in a game.

“One more 3. One more 3.”

The Rockets hit more 3s in the first quarter (seven) than they had in a quarter all season, then hit seven more in the second quarter. They had their franchise record (18) with the fourth quarter yet to play. They matched the NBA record with 23 3-pointers with 3:41 remaining, with the chorus from the crowd growing louder with every possession.

“One more 3. One more 3.”

Finally, Golden State had enough. The Rockets scored more points than any team ever has in Toyota Center. The benches had long been emptied with the Rockets on their way to a 140-109 blowout Tuesday night. But the Warriors finished the game doing whatever was necessary to stop the rain of 3-pointers, fouling intentionally and often, until the 3-pointer the Rockets could not take was nearly as notable as the 23 they made.

“No more 3s. No more 3s.”