1992–93 Houston Rockets season

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1992–93 Houston Rockets season
Midwest Division Champions
Head coach Rudy Tomjanovich
Arena The Summit
Results
Record 55–27 (.671)
Place Division: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish West Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1992-93 NBA season was the Rockets' 26th season in the NBA, and 22nd season in Houston.[1] The Rockets finished first in the Midwest Division with a 55-27 record. In the first round of the playoffs, they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in five games, but lost seven to the Seattle SuperSonics in the semifinals. A notable note about the Rockets' playoff run that year was the final game of the regular season. The Rockets were playing against the San Antonio Spurs with the Rockets leading by 2 in the final seconds, until David Robinson tip-dunked a missed shot after time expired. It was ruled good, and the Rockets went on to lose in overtime, tying their record with Seattle, and losing home court advantage due to their match-up tiebreaker against the Sonics, and ended up losing the decisive game 7 in overtime at Seattle.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1992 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School or club team
1 11 Robert Horry SF/PF  United States Alabama
2 41 Popeye Jones PF  United States Murray State
2 53 Curtis Blair PG  United States Richmond

Roster[edit]

Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 42 United States Acres, Mark 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oral Roberts
PG 1 United States Brooks, Scott 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) UC Irvine
PF 50 United States Bullard, Matt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Iowa
PG 21 United States Floyd, Sleepy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Georgetown
PG 22 United States Garland, Winston 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Missouri State
PF 7 United States Herrera, Carl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Houston
SF 25 United States Horry, Robert 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Alabama
SG 11 United States Maxwell, Vernon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Florida
C 34 United States Olajuwon, Hakeem (C) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Houston
C 15 United States Rollins, Tree 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Clemson
PG 30 United States Smith, Kenny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) North Carolina
SG 10 United States Teagle, Terry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Baylor
PF 33 United States Thorpe, Otis (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Providence
SF 20 United States Winchester, Kennard 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Averett
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Hakeem Olajuwon Tree Rollins Mark Acres
PF Otis Thorpe Matt Bullard
SF Robert Horry Carl Herrera Kennard Winchester
SG Vernon Maxwell Sleepy Floyd Terry Teagle
PG Kenny Smith Winston Garland
Scott Brooks

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 31–10 24–17

19–7

x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 6 31–10 18–23 17–9
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 8 28–13 19–22 16–10
Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 19 28–13 8–33 13–13
Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 36 11–30 8–33 10–16
Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 44 7–34 4–37 3–23
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756
2 y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 13
6 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 18
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23
9 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26
10 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
11 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 51
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (7) Los Angeles Clippers: Rockets win series 3-2

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

West Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics: Sonics win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Western Conference First Round (Seattle won 3-0)

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]