2001–02 Houston Rockets season

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2001–02 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Rudy Tomjanovich
Arena Compaq Center
Record 28–54 (.341)
Place Division: 5th (Midwest)
Conference: 11th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 2001-02 NBA season was the Rockets' 35th season in the NBA, 31st season in the city of Houston, and their 27th and penultimate season at Compaq Center.[1] The season saw team captain Steve Francis make his first All-Star appearance, but he only played 57 games, and starting 55 of them due to recurring foot injuries and migraines. Due to injuries that hindered their roster for parts of the year, the Rockets played mediocre basketball all season, finishing with a disappointing 28-54 record. The record landed the team into the Draft Lottery, where they selected 7'6 Chinese sensation Yao Ming with the first overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft.


Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2001 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College


Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

  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


Awards and records[edit]



See also[edit]