1992-93 Houston Rockets Season
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1992%E2%80%9393 Houston Rockets Season
1992-93 Houston Rockets season
Division champions
Head coachRudy Tomjanovich
ArenaThe Summit
Results
Record55–27 (.671)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(Lost to SuperSonics 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKTXH
Home Sports Entertainment
RadioKTRH

The 1992-93 NBA season was the Rockets' 26th season in the National Basketball Association, and 22nd season in Houston.[1] For the season opener, the Rockets traveled to Tokyo, Japan to play their first two games against the Seattle SuperSonics.[2] The Rockets struggled during the first two months of the season, posting a 7-game losing streak with a 14-15 record. However, they won eight consecutive games afterwards, then posted 15 and 11-game winning streaks respectively between February and April. The Rockets finished first place in the Midwest Division with a 55-27 record. Hakeem Olajuwon was named Defensive Player of The Year, and was selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in five games, but lost in seven to the SuperSonics in the semifinals.

A notable note about the Rockets' playoff run that year was the final game of the regular season. The Rockets were playing against the San Antonio Spurs with the Rockets leading by 2 in the final seconds, until David Robinson tip-dunked a missed shot after time expired.[3] It was ruled good, and the Rockets went on to lose in overtime, tying their record with Seattle, and losing home court advantage due to their match-up tie-breaker against the Sonics, and ended up losing the decisive Game 7 in overtime at Seattle. Following the season, Sleepy Floyd signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School or club team
1 11 Robert Horry SF/PF  United States Alabama
2 41 Popeye Jones PF  United States Murray State
2 53 Curtis Blair PG  United States Richmond

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 -- 31-10 24-17

19-7

x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 6 31-10 18-23 17-9
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 8 28-13 19-22 16-10
Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 19 28-13 8-33 13-13
Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 36 11-30 8-33 10-16
Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 44 7-34 4-37 3-23
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756 -
2 y-Houston Rockets 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Seattle SuperSonics 55 27 .671 7
4 x-Portland Trail Blazers 51 31 .622 11
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 49 33 .598 13
6 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 18
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 39 43 .476 23
9 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26
10 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
11 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 37
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 19 63 .232 43
13 Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 51
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1992-93 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 2-2 3-2 2-2 0-5 1-1 2-0 2-3 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 3-2 2-0 1-3 2-2 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2
Boston 2-2 -- 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 4-0 1-4 3-2 4-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 4-1
Charlotte 2-3 1-3 -- 2-3 1-3 2-0 1-1 4-1 2-0 0-2 0-5 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 3-1 4-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-0
Chicago 2-2 3-1 3-2 -- 2-3 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 0-2 5-0 2-0 0-2 3-1 4-1 2-0 4-0 1-3 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 4-0
Cleveland 5-0 1-3 3-1 3-2 -- 2-0 1-1 3-2 2-0 1-1 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 4-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 2-2 4-0 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1
Dallas 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 -- 1-5 1-1 0-4 1-4 1-1 0-4 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-4 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-4 0-4 0-4 0-5 1-3 0-5 1-1
Denver 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 5-1 -- 1-1 3-1 2-3 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 3-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-3 3-1 1-4 1-3 2-3 2-0
Detroit 3-2 3-1 1-4 1-3 2-3 1-1 1-1 -- 0-2 1-1 3-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 3-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 4-0
Golden State 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 4-0 1-3 2-0 -- 2-2 0-2 2-3 1-4 2-0 1-1 3-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-4 0-5 4-1 3-1 1-4 3-1 1-1
Houston 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 4-1 3-2 1-1 2-2 -- 2-0 4-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 4-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 4-0 4-1 1-3 4-1 1-1
Indiana 2-2 2-2 5-0 0-5 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-3 2-0 0-2 -- 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-3 1-1 3-1 1-3 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 3-1
L.A. Clippers 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 4-0 2-2 1-1 3-2 0-4 1-1 -- 3-2 0-2 2-0 4-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-3 3-2 0-4 1-4 2-2 2-0
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 3-1 3-1 1-1 4-1 1-3 1-1 2-3 -- 0-2 1-1 3-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-5 3-2 3-2 2-2 1-4 1-3 2-0
Miami 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-0 3-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 2-0 -- 2-2 2-0 2-3 0-5 3-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-3
Milwaukee 2-3 2-2 1-3 1-4 1-4 2-0 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 -- 1-1 0-4 1-3 2-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3
Minnesota 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 4-1 2-3 1-1 1-3 2-4 1-1 0-4 1-3 0-2 1-1 -- 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-3 1-4 0-4 1-4 1-1
New Jersey 3-1 0-4 2-2 0-4 2-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 2-0 3-2 4-0 1-1 -- 1-3 3-2 3-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-1
New York 2-2 4-1 3-1 3-1 3-1 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 3-1 0-2 2-0 5-0 3-1 2-0 3-1 -- 2-2 5-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 4-1
Orlando 3-1 2-3 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-1 2-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-3 2-2 2-0 2-3 2-2 -- 3-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 4-0
Philadelphia 1-3 1-4 0-4 2-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-1 0-2 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-3 0-5 2-3 -- 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 3-1
Phoenix 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-2 4-0 3-1 2-0 4-1 2-2 1-1 2-3 5-0 2-0 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 -- 3-2 5-0 3-1 2-3 3-1 2-0
Portland 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 1-1 5-0 3-1 1-1 3-2 2-3 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-3 -- 5-0 2-2 2-3 2-2 1-1
Sacramento 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 4-0 1-3 0-2 1-4 0-4 0-2 2-3 2-3 1-1 1-1 3-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-5 0-5 -- 2-2 1-4 2-2 1-1
San Antonio 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 5-0 4-1 2-0 1-3 1-4 1-1 4-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 4-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-2 -- 3-1 3-3 1-1
Seattle 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-0 4-1 3-1 0-2 4-1 4-1 1-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-2 3-2 4-1 1-3 -- 2-2 2-0
Utah 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 5-0 3-2 2-0 1-3 1-4 2-0 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-0 4-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-2 3-3 2-2 -- 1-1
Washington 2-2 1-4 0-4 0-4 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 1-3 0-2 0-2 3-2 3-1 1-1 1-4 1-4 0-4 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 --

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (7) Los Angeles Clippers: Rockets win series 3-2

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

West Conference Semifinals

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (3) Seattle SuperSonics: Sonics win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Western Conference First Round (Seattle won 3-0)

Player statistics

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and records

See also

References

  1. ^ 1992-93 Houston Rockets
  2. ^ "N.B.A. Schedules 2d Japan Opener". New York Times. June 26, 1992. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "NBA ROUNDUP : Knicks Hit 60 by Beating Bulls". Los Angeles Times. April 26, 1993. Retrieved 2017.

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