1978–79 Houston Rockets season

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1978–79 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Tom Nissalke
Arena The Summit
Results
Record 47–35 (.573)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1977–78 1979–80 >

The 1978-79 NBA season was the Rockets' 12th season in the NBA and 8th season in the city of Houston.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1978 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 29–12 19–22 11–9
x-Houston Rockets 47 35 .573 1 30–11 17–24 12–8
x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 2 34–7 12–29 14–6
Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 18 20–21 10–31 6–14
Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 18 22–19 8–33 9–11
New Orleans Jazz 26 56 .317 22 21–20 8–33 9–15
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Washington Bullets 54 28 .659
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 6
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573 7
4 x-Houston Rockets 47 35 .573 7
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 8
6 x-New Jersey Nets 37 45 .451 17
7 New York Knicks 31 51 .378 23
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 24
8 Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 24
10 Boston Celtics 29 53 .354 25
11 New Orleans Jazz 26 56 .317 28


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Atlanta Hawks: Hawks win series 2–0

  • Game 1 @ Houston: Atlanta 109, Houston 106
  • Game 2 @ Atlanta: Atlanta 100, Houston 91

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]