List of Houston Rockets seasons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Rockets moved into the Toyota Center at the start of the 2003–2004 season.[1]

The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. They play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was established in 1967, and played in San Diego, California for four years, before moving to Houston, Texas.[1]

In the Rockets' debut season, their win-loss record was 15–67. After drafting Elvin Hayes first overall in the 1968 NBA Draft, they made their first appearance in the playoffs in 1969. After Hayes was traded, Moses Malone replaced him. Malone won two Most Valuable Player awards during his time in Houston, and led the Rockets to the 1977 Eastern Conference finals in his first year with the Rockets. He also led the Rockets to the NBA Finals in 1981, but they were defeated in six games by the Boston Celtics. Two years after advancing to the finals, the Rockets won a franchise-low 14 games.[2]

In 1984, the Rockets drafted future Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, who led them to the 1986 Finals in his second year, in which they lost again to Boston. In the next seven seasons, they lost in the first round of the playoffs five times. They did not win their first championship until 1994, when Olajuwon led them to a franchise-best 58 wins, and the championship. The Rockets repeated the feat in 1995, but have not advanced to the finals since. They missed the playoffs from 1999 to 2003, and did not reach the playoffs until after they drafted Yao Ming in 2003. They did not advance past the first round of the playoffs for 13 years, until the 2008–09 NBA season. The Rockets won 53 games that season, advanced past the first round for the first time since 1997, defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, but eventually lost in the semifinals to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.

The Rockets have played 46 seasons, and advanced to the playoffs in 27 of those seasons. They have won four division titles, and have been conference champions four times. Their overall record is 1822 wins and 1754 losses.[3]

Table key[edit]

AMVP All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
COY Coach of the Year
DPOY Defensive Player of the Year
EOY Executive of the Year
Finish Final position in league or division standings
FMVP Finals Most Valuable Player
GB Games behind first-place team in division[a]
L Number of regular-season losses
JWKC J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship
MVP Most Valuable Player
ROY Rookie of the Year
W Number of regular-season wins

Seasons[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the 2014–15 season.

NBA Champions
(1968–present)
Conference Champions
(1971–present)
Division Champions
(1971–present)
Playoff Berth
(1968–present)
Season Conference Finish Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Playoffs Awards
San Diego Rockets
1967–68 Western 6th 15 67 .183 41
1968–69 Western 4th 37 45 .461 18 Lost Division Semifinals (Hawks) 4–2[4]
1969–70 Western 7th 27 55 .329 21
1970–71 Western 7th Pacific[b] 3rd 40 42 .488 8
Houston Rockets
1971–72 Western 7th Pacific 4th 34 48 .415 35
1972–73 Eastern 5th Central 3rd 33 49 .402 19
1973–74 Eastern 6th Central 3rd 32 50 .390 15
1974–75 Eastern 4th Central 2nd 41 41 .500 19 Won First Round (Knicks) 2–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Celtics) 4–1[5]
1975–76 Eastern 6th Central 3rd 40 42 .488 9
1976–77 Eastern 2nd Central 1st 49 33 .598 Won Conference Semifinals (Bullets) 4–2
Lost Conference Finals (76ers) 4–2[6]
Tom Nissalke (COY)
Ray Patterson (EOY)
1977–78 Eastern 9th Central 6th 28 54 .341 24
1978–79 Eastern 4th Central 2nd 47 35 .573 1 Lost First Round (Hawks) 2–0[7] Calvin Murphy (JWKC)
Moses Malone (MVP)
1979–80 Eastern 4th Central 2nd 41 41 .500 9 Won First Round (Spurs) 2–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Celtics) 4–0[8]
1980–81 Western 6th Midwest 3rd[c] 40 42 .488 12 Won First Round (Lakers) 2–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Spurs) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Kings) 4–1
Lost NBA Finals (Celtics) 4–2[9]
1981–82 Western 6th Midwest 3rd[d] 46 36 .561 2 Lost First Round (SuperSonics) 2–1[10] Moses Malone
(MVP)
1982–83 Western 12th Midwest 6th 14 68 .171 39
1983–84 Western 12th Midwest 6th 29 53 .354 16 Ralph Sampson
(ROY)
1984–85 Western 3rd Midwest 2nd 48 34 .585 4 Lost First Round (Jazz) 3–2[11] Ralph Sampson
(AMVP)
1985–86 Western 2nd Midwest 1st 51 31 .622 Won First Round (Kings) 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Nuggets) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Lakers) 4–1
Lost NBA Finals (Celtics) 4–2[12]
1986–87 Western 6th Midwest 3rd 42 40 .512 13 Won First Round (Trail Blazers) 3–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (SuperSonics) 4–2[13]
1987–88 Western 6th Midwest 4th 46 36 .561 8 Lost First Round (Mavericks) 3–1[14]
1988–89 Western 5th Midwest 2nd 45 37 .549 6 Lost First Round (SuperSonics) 3–1[15]
1989–90 Western 8th Midwest 5th 41 41 .500 15 Lost First Round (Lakers) 3–1[16]
1990–91 Western 6th Midwest 3rd 52 30 .634 3 Lost First Round (Lakers) 3–0[17] Don Chaney
(COY)
1991–92 Western 9th Midwest 3rd 42 40 .512 13
1992–93 Western 2nd Midwest 1st 55 27 .671 Won First Round (Clippers) 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (SuperSonics) 4–3[18]
Hakeem Olajuwon
(DPOY)
1993–94 Western 2nd Midwest 1st 58 24 .707 Won First Round (Trail Blazers) 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Suns) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Jazz) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Knicks) 4–3[19]
Hakeem Olajuwon
(MVP, FMVP, DPOY)
1994–95 Western 6th Midwest 3rd 47 35 .573 15 Won First Round (Jazz) 3–2
Won Conference Semifinals (Suns) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Spurs) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Magic) 4–0[20]
Hakeem Olajuwon
(FMVP)
1995–96 Western 5th Midwest 3rd 48 34 .585 11 Won First Round (Lakers) 3–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (SuperSonics) 4–0[21]
1996–97 Western 3rd Midwest 2nd 57 25 .695 7 Won First Round (Timberwolves) 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals (SuperSonics) 4–3
Lost Conference Finals (Jazz) 4–2[22]
1997–98 Western 8th Midwest 4th 41 41 .500 21 Lost First Round (Jazz) 3–2[23]
1998–99[e] Western 5th Midwest 3rd 31 19 .620 6 Lost First Round (Lakers) 3–1[24]
1999–00 Western 11th Midwest 6th 34 48 .415 21 Steve Francis[f]
(ROY)
2000–01 Western 9th Midwest 5th 45 37 .549 13
2001–02 Western 11th Midwest 5th 28 54 .341 30
2002–03 Western 9th Midwest 5th 43 39 .524 17
2003–04 Western 7th Midwest 5th 45 37 .549 13 Lost First Round (Lakers) 4–1[25]
2004–05 Western 5th Southwest 3rd 51 31 .622 8 Lost First Round (Mavericks) 4–3[26]
2005–06 Western 12th Southwest 5th 34 48 .415 29
2006–07 Western 5th Southwest 3rd 52 30 .634 15 Lost First Round (Jazz) 4–3[27]
2007–08 Western 5th Southwest 3rd 55 27 .671 1 Lost First Round (Jazz) 4–2[28]
2008–09 Western 5th Southwest 2nd 53 29 .646 1 Won First Round (Trail Blazers) 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Lakers) 4–3
Dikembe Mutombo (JWKC)
2009–10 Western 9th Southwest 3rd 42 40 .512 13 Aaron Brooks (MIP)
2010–11 Western 9th Southwest 5th 43 39 .524 18
2011–12[g] Western 9th Southwest 4th 34 32 .515 16
2012–13 Western 8th Southwest 3rd 45 37 .549 15 Lost First Round (Thunder) 4–2
2013–14 Western 4th Southwest 2nd 54 28 .659 8 Lost First Round (Trail Blazers) 4–2
2014–15 Western 2nd Southwest 1st 56 26 .683 Won First Round (Mavericks) 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Clippers) 4–3
Conference Finals (Warriors) 0–2

All-time records[edit]

Complete through the 2014 season
Statistic Wins Losses Win%
San Diego Rockets regular season record (1968–1971) 119 209 .363
Houston Rockets regular season record (1971–present) 1,836 1,642 .528
All-time regular season record (1968–2014) 1,955 1,851 .514
San Diego Rockets post-season record (1969) 2 4 .333
Houston Rockets post-season record (1975–present) 117 125 .483
All-time post-season record (1969–present) 119 129 .482
All-time regular and post-season record 2,075 1,980 .512

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The formula is as followed: \mathrm{Games}\ \mathrm{behind} = \frac{(\mathrm{Team A's}\ \mathrm{wins}-\mathrm{Team B's}\ \mathrm{wins}) + (\mathrm{Team B's}\ \mathrm{losses} - \mathrm{Team A's}\ \mathrm{losses})}{\mathrm{2}}
  2. ^ The Western Division was renamed to the Western Conference and split into the Midwest and Pacific divisions.[29][30]
  3. ^ Though the Rockets had the same record as the Kansas City Kings in the Midwest Division, the Rockets lost the tiebreaker and finished third.[31]
  4. ^ Though the Rockets had the same record as the Denver Nuggets in the Midwest Division, the Rockets lost the tiebreaker and finished third.[32]
  5. ^ Due to a lockout, the season did not start until February 5, 1999, and all 29 teams played a shortened 50-game regular season schedule.[33]
  6. ^ Francis shared Rookie of the Year honors with Elton Brand of the Chicago Bulls.[34]
  7. ^ Due to a lockout, the season did not start until December 25, 2011 and all 30 teams played a shortened 66 game regular season schedule.[35]

References[edit]

General
  • "Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 29, 2008. 
  • "Team Index". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 29, 2008. 
  • "Playoff Index". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 29, 2008. 
  • "Awards and Honors Index". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2008. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Owners, fans waited years before Rockets took off". Houston Chronicle. September 20, 2001. Retrieved May 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Team Index". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 29, 2008. 
  4. ^ "1968–69 San Diego Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ "1974–75 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  6. ^ "1976–77 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  7. ^ "1978–79 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  8. ^ "1979–80 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  9. ^ "1980–81 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  10. ^ "1981–82 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  11. ^ "1984–85 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  12. ^ "1985–86 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  13. ^ "1986–87 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  14. ^ "1987–88 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  15. ^ "1988–89 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  16. ^ "1989–90 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  17. ^ "1990–91 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  18. ^ "1992–93 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  19. ^ "1993–94 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  20. ^ "1994–95 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  21. ^ "1995–96 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  22. ^ "1996–97 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  23. ^ "1997–98 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  24. ^ "1998–99 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  25. ^ "2003–04 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  26. ^ "2004–05 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  27. ^ "2006–07 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  28. ^ "2007–08 Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  29. ^ "1969–70 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 4, 2009. 
  30. ^ "1970–71 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 4, 2009. 
  31. ^ "1980–81 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  32. ^ "1981–82 NBA Season Summary". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  33. ^ Donovan, John (February 4, 1999). "Let the semi-season begin: Expect injuries, intensity and a new champion in '99". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 4, 2011. 
  34. ^ "Rookie of the Year Award Winners". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 4, 2009. 
  35. ^ Beck, Howard (November 28, 2011). "Two Exhibition Games for N.B.A. Teams". The New York Times. Retrieved November 28, 2011.