1985–86 Houston Rockets season

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1985–86 Houston Rockets season
Western Conference Champions
Head coach Bill Fitch
Arena The Summit
Results
Record 51–31 (.622)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1985–86 Houston Rockets season saw the Rockets lose the NBA Finals.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 19 Steve Harris SG  United States Tulsa
3 54 Sam Mitchell SF  United States Mercer
3 57 Michael Payne  United States Iowa
4 88 Mike Brooks  United States Tennessee
6 134 Sam Potter  United States Oral Roberts

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Hakeem Olajuwon Granville Waiters
PF Ralph Sampson Jim Petersen Hank McDowell
SF Rodney McCray Mitchell Wiggins
SG Lewis Lloy Craig Ehlo
Steve Harris
PG Robert Reid Allen Leavell

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 36–5 15–26 20–10
x-Denver Nuggets 47 35 .573 4 34–7 13–28 15–15
x-Dallas Mavericks 44 38 .537 7 26–15 18–23 16–14
x-Utah Jazz 42 40 .512 9 27–14 15–26 15–15
x-Sacramento Kings 37 45 .451 14 25–16 12–29 15–15
x-San Antonio Spurs 35 47 .427 16 21–20 14–27 9–21


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (7) Sacramento Kings:Rockets win series 3–0

  • Game 1 @ The Summit, Houston (April 17): Houston 107, Sacramento 87
  • Game 2 @ The Summit, Houston (April 19): Houston 111, Sacramento 103
  • Game 3 @ ARCO Arena I, Sacramento (April 22): Houston 113, Sacramento 98

Last Playoff Meeting: 1981 Western Conference Finals (Houston won 4–1; Kings were in Kansas City, Missouri)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (3) Denver Nuggets: Rockets win series 4–2

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Rockets and Nuggets.

West Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) Houston Rockets: Rockets win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 10): Los Angeles 119, Houston 107
  • Game 2 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 13): Houston 112, Los Angeles 102
  • Game 3 @ The Summit, Houston (May 16): Houston 117, Los Angeles 109
  • Game 4 @ The Summit, Houston (May 18): Houston 105, Los Angeles 95
  • Game 5 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (May 21): Houston 114, Los Angeles 112

Last Playoff Meeting: 1981 Western Conference First Round (Houston won 2–1)

NBA Finals[edit]

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 May 26 Boston 112-100 Houston
Game 2 May 29 Boston 117-95 Houston
Game 3 June 1 Houston 106-104 Boston
Game 4 June 3 Houston 103-106 Boston
Game 5 June 5 Houston 111-96 Boston
Game 6 June 8 Boston 114-97 Houston

Boston beats Houston 4-2

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
Craig Ehlo 36 0 5.5 .429 .333 .793 1.3 .8 .3 .1 2.7
Steve Harris 57 0 8.5 .442 .200 .926 1.0 .9 .4 .1 4.5
Allen Leavell 74 12 16.1 .463 .358 .854 .9 3.2 .8 .1 7.9
Lewis Lloyd 82 82 29.8 .529 .200 .843 4.0 3.7 1.2 .3 16.9
John Lucas, Jr. 65 65 32.6 .446 .308 .775 2.2 8.8 1.2 .1 15.5
Rodney McCray 82 82 31.8 .537 .000 .770 6.3 3.6 .6 .7 10.3
Hank McDowell 22 0 9.3 .571 .000 .680 2.2 .3 .0 .1 3.0
Hakeem Olajuwon 68 68 36.3 .526 .000 .645 11.5 2.0 2.0 3.4 23.5
Jim Petersen 82 20 20.3 .477 .000 .706 4.8 1.0 .5 .7 6.2
Robert Reid 82 5 26.3 .464 .182 .757 3.7 2.7 1.1 .2 12.0
Ralph Sampson 79 76 36.3 .488 .133 .461 11.1 3.6 1.3 1.6 18.9
Granville Waiters 43 0 3.6 .333 .000 .167 .7 .2 .1 .2 .6
Mitchell Wiggins 78 0 15.4 .454 .083 .729 2.0 1.3 .8 .1 6.8

Playoffs[edit]

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

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]