List of Houston Rockets statistics and records

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The Rockets moved into the Toyota Center at the start of the 2003–2004 season

The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball franchise based in Houston, Texas. The team plays 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 relocating to Houston.[1] They have made the playoffs in 25 of their 42 seasons, and won their division and conference four times each; they also won back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995.[2] They won 22 straight games during the 2007–08 season, the third-longest streak in NBA history.[3]

Hakeem Olajuwon, the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in both of the Rockets' championship seasons, played for the Rockets for 17 years, and is the career leader for the franchise in 9 categories. He also holds the NBA records for blocks in a playoff game, and most points and blocks in a 4-game playoff series. Moses Malone, who played 6 of 19 seasons for the Rockets, had the most points, rebounds, and free throws made in a season for the Rockets, and he also holds the NBA records for most offensive rebounds in a regular season and playoff game.

The individual player records section lists the Rockets career leaders in major statistical categories, as well as franchise records for single seasons and games. The team section lists the Rockets' teams that have recorded the highest and lowest totals in a category in a single season and game, and any NBA records that the Rockets have set as a team.

Table key

 MP  Minutes played  FGM  Field-goals  FTM  Free throw  3PFGM  Three-point field goals
 FG%  Field goal percentage[a]  3P%  Three-point field goal percentage[a]  FT%  Free throw percentage[a]  OT  Overtime
 REB  Rebounds  AST  Assists  STL  Steals
 BLK  Blocks  PTS  Points  TO  Turnovers

Notes

  • a Shooting percentages in basketball are calculated by taking the number of field goals, three-pointers, or free throws attempted, and dividing it by the corresponding number of shots taken.
  • b A regulation NBA game is 48 minutes long.[4] Both games went to triple overtime.[5]
  • c The record only applies for a player that had 10 or more field goal attempts in a game.[6]
  • d The record only applies for a player that had 5 or more three-point field goals made in a game.[6]
  • f This means that the Rockets made 61 fields goals out of 89 attempted.
  • g Drexler shares this record with 10 other players.[7]
  • h Olajuwon shares this record with Mark Eaton.[8]
  • i This record was achieved in one other game, between the New Jersey Nets and the Portland Trail Blazers.[9]
  • j The Rockets share this record with the Washington Wizards.[10]
  • k The Rockets share this record with the Orlando Magic (January 19, 2009)
  • l The Rockets share this record with the Denver Nuggets (February 13, 2017).

References

General
  • "2008–09 Houston Rockets Media Guide". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  • "Houston Rockets Career Leaders". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  • "Houston Rockets Season Leaders". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  • "NBA.com:All-Time Records Index". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
Specific
  1. ^ "Owners, fans waited years before Rockets took off". Houston Chronicle. September 20, 2001. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Houston Rockets". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  3. ^ Pierce, Damien (March 18, 2008). "Celtics end Rockets' 22-game winning streak". NBA.com. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  4. ^ "NBA.com: Rule No. 5 – Scoring and Timing". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Rockets Prevail in Triple-Overtime Thriller". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 22, 2004. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  6. ^ a b "2008–09 Houston Rockets Media Guide". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. p. 118. Archived from the original on 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  7. ^ "NBA.com: Regular Season Records: Steals". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  8. ^ "NBA.com: Playoff Records: Blocked Shots – Game". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  9. ^ "NBA.com: Regular Season Records: Points". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  10. ^ "NBA.com: Regular Season Records: Miscellaneous". National Basketball Association. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 

External links

  • Rockets.com Houston Rockets official site
  • Houston Rockets Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com
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