Houston Rockets NBA Team Statistics – Western Conference: Southwest Division NBA

Embark on a journey through the remarkable history of the Houston Rockets, a fantastic team in the NBA known for their impressive starting, achievements, and numerous awards.

With a storied history of championship wins and a talented roster of players, they consistently contend for the top spot in the Western Conference. In 2012, the Rockets’ roster changed GM Daryl Morey, leaving only four players from the previous season: Parsons, Smith, Morris, and Patterson. The most notable acquisition was James Harden, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, whom Morey deemed a cornerstone player. Harden made an immediate impact, scoring 37 points in his debut and averaging 25.9 points per game.

With Harden’s performance and coach McHale’s up-tempo offense, the Rockets became one of the highest-scoring teams in the league, leading in scoring for most of the season. However, they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Thunder. In a closely contested game, the Lakers managed to secure a win against the Houston Rockets, despite a poor defensive performance. Russell Westbrook scored 24 points for the Lakers, while James Harden led the Rockets with 40 points, including a 17-foot jumper and four free throws in the final minute to preserve the Lakers’ win.

James reached a milestone in his career by scoring his 38,000th career point on Sunday night, and he played well despite a sore left ankle that has been bothering him for weeks. The Lakers, who have won 6 of their last 9 games despite having a short-staffed roster, were led by Kendrick Nunn’s 15 points. With this loss, the Rockets have now lost 11 consecutive games and 16 of 17 over the past five weeks, dropping them to last in the overall NBA standings at 10-34.

In the 2021 NBA draft, the Rockets chose Jalen Green as the second overall pick from the NBA G League Ignite and paired him with Kevin Porter Jr., obtained in a trade the previous season. The team’s draft class also included Alperen Şengün and Josh Christopher, leading to a focus on developing a young core. Unfortunately, this resulted in John Wall being relegated to the bench for the entire season. 

Despite these efforts, the Rockets ended the 2021-2022 season with a 20-62 record at the bottom of the league. However, Jalen Green was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team with averages of 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists. In the 2022 draft, the Rockets added Jabari Smith Jr. (3rd), Tari Eason (17th), and TyTy Washington’s draft rights (29th).

Championships and Accomplishments:

The Houston Rockets have won 2 NBA championships (1994, 1995) and boast four conference titles (1981, 1986, 1994, 1995) along with 8 division titles (1977, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2022) to their credit.

All Time Records (Houston Rockets):

Statistics Losses Wins Win Percentage (%)
All-time regular and postseason record 2300 2464 0.522
All-time postseason record (1969–2021) 164 158 0.491
Houston Rockets postseason record (1975–present) 160 156 0.492
San Diego Rockets postseason record (1969) 4 2 0.333
All-time regular season record (1968–2021) 2136 2306 0.524
Houston Rockets regular season record (1971–present) 1865 2167 0.537
San Diego Rockets regular season record (1968–1971) 209 119 0.363

Houston Rockets Squad:

Tyty Washingon Jr. (Guard), Jabari Smith Jr. (Forward), Keven Porter Jr. (Forward Guard), Jalen Green (Guard), Darius Days (Forward), Kenyon Martin Jr. (Forward), Jae’Sean Tate (Forward), Josh Christopher (Guard), Eric Gordon (Guard), Trevor Hudgins (Guard), Daishen Nix (Guard), Usman Garuba (Forward), Tari Eason (Forward), Bruno Fernando (Forward- Center), Garrison Mathews (Guard), Alperen Sengun (Center) and Boban Marjanovic (Center).

About Team: 

Record: 20 – 62

Coach: Stephen Silas (20-62) 

Executive: Tilmar Fertitta 

Crucial Arrivals:

Enes Freedom (F), Bruno Fernando (C), David Nwaba (G), Dennis Schroder (P/G), Christian Wood (P/F)

Vital Departures:

Alperen Sengun(C), Kevin Porter (P/G) and Jalen Green (S/G)

Renewals and Extensions:

Alperen Sengun, Tari Eason, KJ Martin and Kevin Porter Jr.

Probable Starting Line-up:

Kenyon Martin Jr., Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun, Jalen Green, and Josh Christopher. It would be a fantastic decision to choose these outstanding players to play. It is going to be the furious season. Alperen Sengun, a 20-year-old Turkish centre, had a career-high 33 points, and Jalen Green added 23 for the Rockets, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Lakers’ lead. Despite the loss, Sengun had a strong performance, going 14 of 17 from the field and adding 15 rebounds and six assists.

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