1995–96 Houston Rockets season

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1995–96 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Rudy Tomjanovich
Arena The Summit
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1994–95 1996–97 >

The 1995-96 NBA season was the Rockets' 29th season in the NBA, and 25th season in Houston.[1] The team changed their logo and finished third in the Midwest Division with a 48-34 record. The Rockets would defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in four games in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, but then be swept by the Seattle SuperSonics in the semifinals.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 41 Erik Meek Center  United States Duke

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 33–8 26–15 19–5
x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 4.0 34–7 21–20 14–10
x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 11.0 27–14 21–20 15–9
Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 24.0 24–17 11–30 13–11
Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 33.0 16–25 10–31 10–14
Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 33.0 17–24 9–32 10–14
Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 44.0 10–31 5–36 3–21


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Seattle SuperSonics 64 18 .780
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 5
3 x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 9
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 29 .646 11
5 x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 16
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20
7 x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23
8 x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25
9 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 29
11 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35
12 Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 38
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 38
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 49


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(4) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Houston Rockets Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-0)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(LAL-HOU)

Venue Recap Television
1 April 25 Los Angeles 83 Houston 87 0-1 Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California 1 TNT 10:30et
2 April 27 Los Angeles 104 Houston 94 1-1 Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California 2 NBC 3:30et
3 April 30 Houston 104 Los Angeles 98 1-2 The Summit, Houston, Texas 3 TBS 9:00et
4 May 2 Houston 102 Los Angeles 94 1-3 The Summit, Houston, Texas 4 TNT 9:30et
Houston wins series 3–1

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (5) Houston Rockets Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Western Conference Semifinals (Seattle won 4-3)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(SEA-HOU)

Venue Recap Television
1 May 4 Seattle 108 Houston 75 1-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 1 NBC 3:30et
2 May 6 Seattle 105 Houston 101 2-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 2 TNT 9:00et
3 May 10 Houston 112 Seattle 115 3-0 The Summit, Houston, Texas 3 TNT 9:30et
4* May 12 Houston 107 Seattle 114 4-0 The Summit, Houston, Texas 4 NBC 3:00et
Seattle wins series 4–0

*Required overtime

Player statistics[edit]

Legend[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]