2002–03 Houston Rockets season

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2002–03 Houston Rockets season
Yao Ming's rookie season
Head coach Rudy Tomjanovich
Arena Compaq Center
Results
Record 43–39 (.524)
Place Division: 5th (Midwest)
Conference: 9th
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 2002–03 Houston Rockets season, the team's last at Compaq Center, saw the Rockets draft Yao Ming.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Yao Ming (C)  China Shanghai Sharks (China)
1 15 Boštjan Nachbar (from Toronto) (SF)  Slovenia Benetton Treviso (Italy)
2 37 Tito Maddox (PG)  United States Fresno State So.

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Midwest Division
Team W L PCT GB
San Antonio Spurs 60 22 .732 -
Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 -
Minnesota Timberwolves 51 31 .622 9
Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 13
Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 17
Memphis Grizzlies 28 54 .341 32
Denver Nuggets 17 65 .207 43

Game log[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Rockets score Opponents Record Streak OT
1 October 30 @ Indiana Loss 82 91 0-1 Lost 1
2 November 1 @ Denver Win 83 74 1-1 Won 1
3 November 2 Toronto Win 88 76 2-1 Won 2
4 November 5 Seattle Loss 97 104 2-2 Lost 1
5 November 9 Golden State Win 111 104 3-2 Won 1
6 November 12 Portland Win 86 83 4-2 Won 2
7 November 15 @ Phoenix Loss 87 88 4-3 Lost 1
8 November 17 @ LA Lakers Win 93 89 5-3 Won 1
9 November 19 Cleveland Win 97 80 6-3 Won 2
10 November 21 @ Dallas Loss 90 103 6-4 Lost 1
11 November 22 Washington Win 93 86 7-4 Won 1
12 November 24 @ LA Clippers Loss 89 90 7-5 Lost 1
13 November 26 @ Portland Loss 71 77 7-6 Lost 2
14 November 27 @ Golden State Win 91 84 8-6 Won 1
15 November 29 @ Seattle Win 83 72 9-6 Won 2
16 December 1 @ Sacramento Loss 84 103 9-7 Lost 1
17 December 3 San Antonio Win 89 75 10-7 Won 1
18 December 6 @ New Orleans Loss 96 98 10-8 Lost 1 OT
19 December 7 Philadelphia Win 97 72 11-8 Won 1
20 December 10 Sacramento Win 103 96 12-8 Won 2
21 December 13 @ Memphis Loss 109 114 12-9 Lost 1 OT
22 December 14 LA Clippers Loss 83 94 12-10 Lost 2
23 December 16 @ Miami Win 105 100 13-10 Won 1 OT
24 December 18 Indiana Win 95 83 14-10 Won 2
25 December 20 Atlanta Win 101 82 15-10 Won 3
26 December 21 @ Minnesota Loss 86 98 15-11 Lost 1
27 December 23 Utah Loss 91 96 15-12 Lost 2
28 December 27 New York Loss 83 99 15-13 Lost 3
29 December 29 New Orleans Win 97 85 16-13 Won 1
30 December 31 Milwaukee Win 103 80 17-13 Won 2
31 January 4 Golden State Loss 84 86 17-14 Lost 1
32 January 7 Minnesota Win 94 86 18-14 Won 1
33 January 8 @ Orlando Win 91 81 19-14 Won 2
34 January 10 @ Atlanta Loss 75 84 19-15 Lost 1
35 January 11 Denver Win 87 85 20-15 Won 1
36 January 13 Boston Win 101 92 21-15 Won 2
37 January 15 Phoenix Win 102 96 22-15 Won 3
38 January 17 LA Lakers Win 108 104 23-15 Won 4 OT
39 January 20 @ San Antonio Loss 82 87 23-16 Lost 1
40 January 21 @ Dallas Loss 86 107 23-17 Lost 2
41 January 24 Detroit Loss 74 98 23-18 Lost 3
42 January 26 @ Chicago Loss 98 100 23-19 Lost 4
43 January 27 @ Memphis Win 100 95 24-19 Won 1
44 January 29 Dallas Loss 81 104 24-20 Lost 1
45 January 31 Minnesota Win 121 101 25-20 Won 1
46 February 2 Sacramento Win 105 89 26-20 Won 2
47 February 4 @ Minnesota Loss 89 103 26-21 Lost 1
48 February 5 @ Cleveland Loss 102 105 26-22 Lost 2
49 February 11 Utah Loss 101 103 26-23 Lost 3 OT
50 February 12 @ Utah Win 106 76 27-23 Won 1
51 February 14 Miami Loss 82 94 27-24 Lost 1
52 February 18 @ LA Lakers Loss 99 106 27-25 Lost 2 2OT
53 February 19 @ Phoenix Win 107 89 28-25 Won 1
54 February 21 Dallas Loss 85 100 28-26 Lost 1
55 February 22 Memphis Win 93 82 29-26 Won 1
56 February 24 @ Boston Win 101 95 30-26 Won 2 OT
57 February 25 @ New York Loss 95 102 30-27 Lost 1
58 February 27 @ Washington Loss 98 100 30-28 Lost 2 OT
59 March 2 San Antonio Loss 88 97 30-29 Lost 3
60 March 4 @ Detroit Loss 83 96 30-30 Lost 4
61 March 5 @ Toronto Win 97 95 31-30 Won 1
62 March 8 New Jersey Win 83 71 32-30 Won 2
63 March 12 LA Clippers Win 118 114 33-30 Won 3 OT
64 March 14 Chicago Win 121 91 34-30 Won 4
65 March 16 Phoenix Win 85 75 35-30 Won 5
66 March 18 @ Seattle Loss 94 100 35-31 Lost 1
67 March 19 @ Portland Loss 83 94 35-32 Lost 2
68 March 21 @ Golden State Win 117 107 36-32 Won 1
69 March 23 @ Sacramento Loss 108 109 36-33 Lost 1
70 March 24 @ LA Clippers Win 108 90 37-33 Won 1
71 March 26 LA Lakers Loss 93 96 37-34 Lost 1
72 March 27 @ San Antonio Loss 85 98 37-35 Lost 2
73 March 29 Denver Win 102 89 38-35 Won 1
74 March 31 @ New Jersey Loss 86 110 38-36 Lost 1
75 April 2 @ Milwaukee Loss 99 106 38-37 Lost 2
76 April 4 @ Philadelphia Win 88 79 39-37 Won 1
77 April 6 Orlando Win 114 93 40-37 Won 2
78 April 8 Portland Loss 66 81 40-38 Lost 1
79 April 9 @ Utah Loss 73 94 40-39 Lost 2
80 April 12 Seattle Win 101 86 41-39 Won 1
81 April 15 Memphis Win 97 86 42-39 Won 2
82 April 16 @ Denver Win 89 84 43-39 Won 3

Player statistics[edit]

Legend[edit]

Season[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]