Houston Rockets Tickets
Below is the current Houston Rockets schedule. To buy tickets select the date of the basketball game you would like to attend and you will be taken to available seating. Please call 1-800-550-7556 if you prefer to order your Rockets tickets by phone.
Houston Rockets Team Info
The Rockets have had a good team throughout their history but they didn't become a great team until after the 1984 NBA Draft. With the first pick the Rockets selected center Hakeem Olajuwon. They went from losing 53 games in the 1983-84 season to winning 48 games the next year. In his rookie year Olajuwon averaged 20.6 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.7 blocks a game and also appeared in all 82 games the Rockets played alongside 7'4” power forward Ralph Samson. The “Twin Towers” took the league by storm and in the 1985-86 season it showed in their record when they finished with a 51-31 mark and earned the number two seed in the West. In the playoffs the Rockets took their game to a whole other level. In the first round they swept the opposition and in the second round they won 4-2. In the Western Conference the Rockets lost the first game and then won four games in a row to get into the Finals. There they couldn't pull off the series and lost 4-2.
In 1994, Michael Jordan retired and opened up the franchise for almost anyone to win the championship. In Houston, only one thing remained the same since the last time they were there and that was Hakeem Olajuwon. Olajuwon won his only regular season MVP that year leading the Rockets to a 53-29 record and the second seed in the West. The Rockets won the series 4-3. The next year the Rockets only managed sixth seed in the West and weren't taken seriously as a contender.
Last season the Rockets had a new coach in Jeff Van Gundy. He brought the grind it out offense and stonewall defense that is usually associated with his teams. At times, he seemed to clash with the Rockets star point guard Steve Francis and both would play it down in the press and Francis started to work in Van Gundy's system better as the year went along. 7'6” center Yao Ming was an All-star for the second straight season and made great strides in becoming one of the more feared match-ups.
The Rockets will have one of the deeper benches in the West and they'll need it playing in the newly formed Southwest Division. Backing up the guards will be Tyronn Lue and Eric Piatkowksi. Backing up the big men will be Mo Taylor and Clarence Weatherspoon.