2013–14 Houston Rockets season

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2013–14 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Kevin McHale
General manager Daryl Morey
Owner(s) Leslie Alexander
Arena Toyota Center
Results
Record 54–28 (.659)
Place Division: 2nd (Southwest)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finish Lost to Blazers 2–4
(First Round)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN Houston
Radio Sportstalk 790
< 2012–13 2014–15 >

The 2013–14 Houston Rockets season was the 47th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 43rd based in Houston. The season is best remembered for acquiring All-Star Dwight Howard from the Los Angeles Lakers. With Howard teamed up with team captain James Harden, they gelled their first season together, being named as starters for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. With Howard now as co-captain, the Rockets improved on last season and finished with a 54-28 record, finishing 4th in the Western Conference. They met the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round, but the presences of Howard and Harden were not enough as Houston fell in six games, thanks to a Damian Lillard series-clinching three in Game 6.

Point guard Jeremy Lin, who was co-captain last year, spent most of the season on the bench, as Patrick Beverley earned the starting position. After the season, Lin was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, and his two-year tenure with Houston came to an end.[1] Along with Lin was Chandler Parsons who, became a free agent and later signed with the Dallas Mavericks and center Omer Asik, after two seasons with the team, was let go and signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for next season.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2013 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
2 34 Isaiah Canaan PG  United States Murray State

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 3 Aşık, Ömer 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1986–07–04 Turkey
G 2 Beverley, Patrick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988–07–12 Arkansas
G 1 Canaan, Isaiah 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1991–05–02 Murray State
F 18 Casspi, Omri 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988–06–22 Israel
F 33 Covington, Robert 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1991–07–15 Virginia Commonwealth
G/F 32 García, Francisco 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1980–12–31 Louisville
G/F 5 Hamilton, Jordan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990–06–10 Texas
G 13 Harden, James (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–08–26 Arizona State
C 12 Howard, Dwight 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1985–12–08 SW Atlanta Academy (GA)
F 6 Jones, Terrence 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 252 lb (114 kg) 1992–01–09 Kentucky
G 7 Lin, Jeremy 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 25 Parsons, Chandler 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 1988–10–25 Florida
F/C 21 Powell, Josh 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1983–01–25 North Carolina 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: 2014–04–22

Pre-season[edit]

2013 pre-season game log
Total: 6–1 (Home: 3–1; Road: 3–0)
2013–14 season schedule

Regular Season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2013–14 game log
Total: 54–28 (Home: 33–8; Road: 21–20)
2013–14 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2014 playoff game log
Total: 2–4 (Home: 1–2; Road: 1–2)
2014 playoff schedule

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-San Antonio Spurs 62 20 .756 0.0 32–9 30–11 12–4 82
x-Houston Rockets 54 28 .659 8.0 33–8 21–20 11–5 82
x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 12.0 27–14 23–18 4–12 82
x-Dallas Mavericks 49 33 .598 13.0 26–15 23–18 9–7 82
New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 28.0 22–19 12–29 4–12 82


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-San Antonio Spurs * 62 20 .756 82
2 y-Oklahoma City Thunder * 59 23 .720 3.0 82
3 y-Los Angeles Clippers * 57 25 .695 5.0 82
4 x-Houston Rockets 54 28 .659 8.0 82
5 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 8.0 82
6 x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622 11.0 82
7 x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 12.0 82
8 x-Dallas Mavericks 49 33 .598 13.0 82
9 Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 14.0 82
10 Minnesota Timberwolves 40 42 .488 22.0 82
11 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26.0 82
12 New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 28.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 34.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 27 55 .329 35.0 82
15 Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 37.0 82

Transactions[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team Ref.
Howard, DwightDwight Howard July 13, 2013 Los Angeles Lakers [2]

References[edit]

External links[edit]