1987–88 Houston Rockets season

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1987–88 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Bill Fitch
Arena The Summit
Results
Record 46–36 (.561)
Place Division: 4th (Midwest)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finish West First Round
(eliminated 1-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1987-88 NBA season was the Rockets' 21st season in the NBA and 17th season in the city of Houston.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1987 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 35 Doug Lee SG/SF  United States Purdue
4 82 Josh Niego  United States Lewis
5 104 Andre LaFleur  United States Northeastern
6 129 Fred Jenkins  United States Tennessee
7 151 Clarence Grier  United States Campbell

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 35–6 19–22 18–12
x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 1 33–8 20–21 20–10
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 7 33–8 14–27 18–12
x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 8 31–10 15–26 13–17
x-San Antonio Spurs 31 51 .378 23 23–18 8–33 12–18
Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 30 19–22 5–36 9–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 62 20 .756
2 y-Denver Nuggets 54 28 .659 8
3 x-Dallas Mavericks 53 29 .646 9
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 9
5 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 15
6 x-Houston Rockets 46 36 .561 16
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 44 38 .537 18
8 x-San Antonio Spurs 31 51 .378 31
9 Phoenix Suns 28 54 .341 34
10 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 38
11 Golden State Warriors 20 62 .244 42
12 Los Angeles Clippers 17 65 .207 45
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) Dallas Mavericks vs. (6) Houston Rockets: Mavericks win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Reunion Arena, Dallas (April 28): Dallas 120, Houston 110
  • Game 2 @ Reunion Arena, Dallas (April 30): Houston 119, Dallas 108
  • Game 3 @ The Summit, Houston (May 3): Dallas 93, Houston 92
  • Game 4 @ The Summit, Houston (May 5): Dallas 107, Houston 97

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

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]