1995-96 Houston Rockets Season
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1995%E2%80%9396 Houston Rockets Season
1995-96 Houston Rockets season
Head coachRudy Tomjanovich
ArenaThe Summit
Results
Record48–34 (.585)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Midwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(Lost to SuperSonics 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKTXH
Prime Sports Southwest
RadioKTRH

The 1995-96 NBA season was the Rockets' 29th season in the National Basketball Association, and 25th season in Houston.[1] After two straight NBA championships, the Rockets got new colors, new uniforms, and a new logo which was actually unveiled aboard the Space Shuttle. The Rockets got off to a fast start winning ten of their first eleven games. However, injuries would be an issue all year as Clyde Drexler, Sam Cassell and Mario Elie were all out for long stretches. Midway through the season, the team signed free agent Sam Mack, who previously played in the Continental Basketball Association.[2] Despite the injuries and a 7-game losing streak in March, the Rockets finished third in the Midwest Division with a 48-34 record, with Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon both being selected for the 1996 NBA All-Star Game.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Rockets defeated the 4th-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in four games. However, they would be swept in the semifinals by the Seattle SuperSonics in four straight games.[3] Following the season, Cassell and Robert Horry were both traded to the Phoenix Suns, and Kenny Smith signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons.

The new logo and uniforms remained until 2003.

Offseason

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 41 Erik Meek Center  United States Duke

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 - 33-8 26-15 19-5
x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 4 34-7 21-20 14-10
x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 11 27-14 21-20 15-9
Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 24 24-17 11-30 13-11
Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 33 17-24 9-32 10-14
Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 33 16-25 10-31 10-14
Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 44 10-31 5-36 3-21
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Seattle SuperSonics * 64 18 .780 - 82
2 y-San Antonio Spurs * 59 23 .720 5 82
3 x-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 9 82
4 x-Los Angeles Lakers 53 29 .646 11 82
5 x-Houston Rockets 48 34 .585 16 82
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 44 38 .537 20 82
7 x-Phoenix Suns 41 41 .500 23 82
8 x-Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 25 82
9 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 28 82
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 29 82
11 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 35 82
12 Minnesota Timberwolves 26 56 .317 38 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 26 56 .317 38 82
14 Vancouver Grizzlies 15 67 .183 49 82


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1995-96 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 TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta -- 4-0 3-1 0-4 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 0-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 4-0 2-1 2-2 2-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 1-3
Boston 0-4 -- 2-2 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-0 0-2 3-1 3-1 2-0 2-2 0-4 1-3 4-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 2-2
Charlotte 1-3 2-2 -- 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-0 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 0-3 3-0 0-4 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 2-0 3-1
Chicago 4-0 3-0 3-1 -- 4-0 2-0 1-1 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 3-1 4-0 2-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 4-0
Cleveland 1-3 3-1 1-3 0-4 -- 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-0 1-3 4-0 2-0 1-2 3-1 1-2 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 0-2 2-0 3-1
Dallas 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 -- 2-2 0-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 2-2 0-4 0-2 1-1 0-4 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-4 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-3 4-0 0-2
Denver 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 -- 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-2 1-1 4-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 0-4 0-4 0-4 1-3 2-0 3-1 3-1 1-1
Detroit 2-2 1-2 3-1 0-4 2-2 2-0 1-1 -- 2-0 1-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-3 2-2 1-1 4-0 0-4 1-3 4-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-0 0-2 2-0 1-2
Golden State 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-2 0-2 -- 2-2 1-1 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-3 4-0 1-1
Houston 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 2-2 -- 2-0 4-0 3-1 0-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-4 2-0 2-2 4-0 1-1
Indiana 3-1 4-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 1-1 0-2 -- 2-0 1-1 3-0 3-1 1-1 1-3 1-3 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 4-0 0-2 2-0 3-0
L.A. Clippers 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 3-1 0-2 1-3 0-4 0-2 -- 0-4 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-2 1-3 3-1 1-1
L.A. Lakers 2-0 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 4-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 1-3 1-1 4-0 -- 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 3-1 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 4-0 1-1
Miami 2-2 1-3 2-2 1-3 3-1 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 0-3 1-1 0-2 -- 3-0 1-1 5-0 1-3 1-3 3-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-1 0-2 1-1 2-2
Milwaukee 2-2 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-3 -- 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-3 2-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-3
Minnesota 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 4-0 0-4 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 -- 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-4 3-1 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-3 2-2 0-2
New Jersey 0-4 2-2 3-0 0-3 2-1 1-1 2-0 0-4 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 0-5 3-1 1-1 -- 2-2 0-4 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 2-0 2-2
New York 1-2 4-0 0-3 1-3 1-3 2-0 1-1 4-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 -- 1-3 3-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 3-1
Orlando 2-2 3-1 4-0 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 1-1 3-1 3-1 2-0 4-0 3-1 -- 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-0 4-0
Philadelphia 1-2 0-4 1-3 0-4 0-4 2-0 0-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-3 1-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 -- 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-3
Phoenix 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-3 0-2 3-1 1-3 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 -- 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-4 2-0 1-3 4-0 2-0
Portland 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 0-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-0 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 -- 1-3 1-3 1-3 2-0 1-3 2-2 0-2
Sacramento 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 4-0 1-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 -- 1-3 0-4 2-0 0-4 2-2 0-2
San Antonio 2-0 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-2 4-0 0-2 3-1 3-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 3-1 3-1 -- 2-2 2-0 3-1 4-0 1-1
Seattle 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 4-0 4-0 0-2 4-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 4-0 3-1 4-0 2-2 -- 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1
Toronto 0-4 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-1 0-2 0-4 2-0 0-2 1-2 2-2 1-1 2-2 0-4 1-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 -- 0-2 1-1 3-1
Utah 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 3-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 4-0 1-3 1-3 2-0 -- 4-0 1-1
Vancouver 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 0-2 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-2 2-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 0-4 -- 0-2
Washington 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-3 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 0-4 3-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 --

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(4) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Houston Rockets Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Western Conference First Round (Houston won 3-1)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(LAL-HOU)

Venue Recap Television
1 April 25 Los Angeles 83 Houston 87 0-1 Great Western Forum, Los Angeles 1 TNT 10:30et
2 April 27 Los Angeles 104 Houston 94 1-1 Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California 2 NBC 3:30et
3 April 30 Houston 104 Los Angeles 98 1-2 The Summit, Houston, Texas 3 TBS 9:00et
4 May 2 Houston 102 Los Angeles 94 1-3 The Summit, Houston, Texas 4 TNT 9:30et
Houston wins series 3-1

West Conference Semifinals

(1) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (5) Houston Rockets Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Western Conference Semifinals (Seattle won 4-0)

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(SEA-HOU)

Venue Recap Television
1 May 4 Seattle 108 Houston 75 1-0 KeyArena, Seattle 1 NBC 3:30et
2 May 6 Seattle 105 Houston 101 2-0 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington 2 TNT 9:00et
3 May 10 Houston 112 Seattle 115 3-0 The Summit, Houston, Texas 3 TNT 9:30et
4* May 12 Houston 107 Seattle 114 4-0 The Summit, Houston, Texas 4 NBC 3:00et
Seattle wins series 4-0

*Required overtime

Player statistics

Legend

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

Awards

Records

Transactions

Trades

Free agents

See also

References

  1. ^ 1995-96 Houston Rockets
  2. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". New York Times. February 24, 1996. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Fired-Up Rockets Go Out With Bang". Los Angeles Times. May 13, 1996. Retrieved 2017.

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