2012–13 Houston Rockets season

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2012–13 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Kevin McHale
General manager Daryl Morey
Owner(s) Leslie Alexander
Arena Toyota Center
Results
Record 45–37 (.549)
Place Division: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in First Round (OKC beat HOU 4-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Houston[1]
Radio Sportstalk 790
< 2011–12 2013–14 >

The 2012–13 Houston Rockets season was the 46th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 42nd based in Houston. The season is best remembered for acquiring All-Star and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade, point guard Jeremy Lin from the New York Knicks and center Omer Asik from the Chicago Bulls. Despite a stellar season from new team captains Harden and Lin, the Rockets only managed to play mediocre basketball all season finishing with a 45-37 record, clinching the number 8 seed in the West. The Rockets' season ended in the first round with a defeat to Harden's former team, the top-seeded Thunder, in six games despite Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook's knee injury forcing him out of the postseason. As Houston hosted the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, Harden was the only representative.

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2012 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 12 Jeremy Lamb SG  United States Connecticut
1 16 Royce White PF  United States Iowa State
1 18 Terrence Jones PF  United States Kentucky

Roster[edit]

Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 5 Anderson, James 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1989–03–25 Oklahoma State
C 3 Aşık, Ömer 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1986–07–04 Turkey
G 12 Beverley, Patrick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–07–12 Arkansas
G 0 Brooks, Aaron 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 161 lb (73 kg) 1985–01–14 Oregon
G/F 10 Delfino, Carlos 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1982–08–29 Argentina
G/F 32 García, Francisco 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1981–12–31 Dominican Republic
G 13 Harden, James (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–08–26 Arizona State
F 6 Jones, Terrence 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 252 lb (114 kg) 1992–01–09 Kentucky
G 7 Lin, Jeremy (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1988–08–23 Harvard
F/C 20 Motiejūnas, Donatas 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1990–09–20 Lithuania
F/C 14 Ohlbrecht, Tim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1988–08–30 Germany
F 25 Parsons, Chandler (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1988–10–25 Florida
F 41 Robinson, Thomas 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1991–03–17 Kansas
F/C 4 Smith, Greg 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1991–01–08 Fresno State
F 30 White, Royce (DL) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1991–04–10 Iowa State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2013–03–30

Regular season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2012–13 game log
Total: 45–37 (Home: 28–11; Road: 16–23)
2012–13 season schedule

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 35–6 23–18 12–4 82
x-Memphis Grizzlies 56 26 .683 2 32–9 24–17 10–6 82
x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 13 29–12 16–25 6–10 82
Dallas Mavericks 41 41 .500 17 24–17 17–24 7–9 82
New Orleans Hornets 27 55 .329 31 16–25 11–30 5–11 82


# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Oklahoma City Thunder 60 22 .732 82
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 2 82
3 x-Denver Nuggets 57 25 .695 3 82
4 y-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 4 82
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 56 26 .683 4 82
6 x-Golden State Warriors 47 35 .573 13 82
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 45 37 .549 15 82
8 x-Houston Rockets 45 37 .549 15 82
9 Utah Jazz 43 39 .524 17 82
10 Dallas Mavericks 41 41 .500 19 82
11 Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 .402 27 82
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 29 82
13 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 32 82
14 New Orleans Hornets 27 55 .329 33 82
15 Phoenix Suns 25 57 .305 35 82

First Round[edit]

(1) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. (8) Houston Rockets[edit]

April 21
9:30 pm
Houston Rockets 91, Oklahoma City Thunder 120
Scoring by quarter: 19–26, 28–34, 19–29, 25–31
Pts: James Harden 20
Rebs: Terrence Jones 8
Asts: Lin, Beverley 4 each
Pts: Kevin Durant 24
Rebs: Russell Westbrook 8
Asts: Russell Westbrook 10
Oklahoma City leads series, 1–0
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Ron Garretson, Tony Brothers, Zach Zarba
April 24
7:00 pm
Houston Rockets 102, Oklahoma City Thunder 105
Scoring by quarter: 28–29, 27–28, 17–21, 30–27
Pts: James Harden 36
Rebs: Ömer Aşık 14
Asts: Harden, Beverley 6 each
Pts: Durant, Westbrook 29 each
Rebs: Serge Ibaka 11
Asts: Kevin Durant 9
Oklahoma City leads series, 2–0
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Dan Crawford, Marc Davis, Jason Phillips
April 27
9:30 pm
Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Houston Rockets 101
Scoring by quarter: 39–19, 27–30, 14–27, 24–25
Pts: Kevin Durant 41
Rebs: Kevin Durant 14
Asts: Kevin Durant 4
Pts: James Harden 30
Rebs: Aşık, Harden 8 each
Asts: Chandler Parsons 7
Oklahoma City leads series, 3–0
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,163
Referees: Joe Crawford, Tony Brown, James Capers
April 29
9:30 pm
Oklahoma City Thunder 103, Houston Rockets 105
Scoring by quarter: 24–29, 36–24, 24–38, 19–14
Pts: Kevin Durant 38
Rebs: Kevin Durant 8
Asts: Kevin Durant 6
Pts: Chandler Parsons 27
Rebs: Ömer Aşık 14
Asts: Chandler Parsons 8
Oklahoma City leads series, 3–1
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,081
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Pat Fraher, Bennett Salvatore
May 1
9:30 pm
Houston Rockets 107, Oklahoma City Thunder 100
Scoring by quarter: 30–26, 20–17, 37–32, 20–25
Pts: James Harden 31
Rebs: Ömer Aşık 11
Asts: Chandler Parsons 4
Pts: Kevin Durant 36
Rebs: Serge Ibaka 9
Asts: Kevin Durant 7
Oklahoma City leads series, 3–2
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 18,203
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ed Malloy, Bill Spooner
May 3
9:30 pm
Oklahoma City Thunder 103, Houston Rockets 94
Scoring by quarter: 26–29, 32–25, 20–23, 25–17
Pts: Kevin Durant 27
Rebs: Nick Collison 9
Asts: Reggie Jackson 8
Pts: James Harden 26
Rebs: Ömer Aşık 13
Asts: James Harden 7
Oklahoma City wins series, 4–2
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,357
Referees: Mike Callahan, Sean Corbin, Tom Washington
Regular-season series

This was the seventh playoff meeting for these two teams, with Oklahoma City (previously Seattle) winning five of the six previous series.

Playoff series details between these two teams

Last Playoffs meeting: 1997 Western Conference Semifinals (Houston won 4–3 over Seattle, the predecessor to Oklahoma City).

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012-13 Houston Rockets Schedule, NBA.com, Retrieved October 13, 2012

External links[edit]