2004-05 Houston Rockets Season
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2004%E2%80%9305 Houston Rockets Season
2004-05 Houston Rockets season
Head coachJeff Van Gundy
ArenaToyota Center
Results
Record51–31 (.622)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Mavericks 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFSN Southwest, KNWS

The 2004-05 NBA season was the Rockets' 38th season in the National Basketball Association, and their 34th season in the city of Houston.[1] During the offseason, the Rockets acquired All-Star forward Tracy McGrady and Juwan Howard from the Orlando Magic,[2] acquired All-Star center Dikembe Mutombo from the Chicago Bulls, who acquired him from the New York Knicks, and signed free agent Bob Sura. The Rockets struggled with a 6-11 start to the season, then played around .500 as they traded Jim Jackson to the New Orleans Hornets for David Wesley in late December. The Rockets would later on win eight straight games in February, as McGrady and Yao Ming were both selected to play in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game at Denver. At midseason, the team traded Maurice Taylor to the New York Knicks, and acquired Mike James from the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Rockets won their final seven games finishing third in the Southwest Division with a 51-31 record, which was their first 50-win season since 1997. However, in the first round of the playoffs, they lost to their in-state rival, the Dallas Mavericks in seven games after taking a 2-0 series lead. Following the season, Sura retired.

Offseason

NBA Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club
2 55 Luis Flores (traded to Golden State) Guard  Dominican Republic Manhattan (Sr.)

Roster

Regular season

Tracy McGrady: 13 points in 33 seconds

One notable game during the season was the Rockets' December 9 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. In the fourth quarter, at 44 seconds left, the score was 76-68 and the Spurs had the lead. With 35 seconds remaining, Tracy McGrady made a three-pointer. Four seconds later, Devin Brown was fouled and made both of his free throws. With 24 seconds remaining, McGrady made another three-pointer. He was fouled by Tim Duncan when he shot the ball. He went to the free throw line and made a free throw, converting a four-point play. With 16 seconds remaining, Scott Padgett intentionally fouled Tim Duncan, and, because the Rockets were over the foul limit, Duncan went to the free throw line and made both of his free throws. Five seconds later, McGrady made yet another three-pointer, this time over Bruce Bowen. This left the Rockets in a two-point deficit. San Antonio took a timeout. At 7.9 seconds remaining, Brent Barry inbounded the ball to Devin Brown. McGrady stole the ball from Brown and ran to the three-point line, where he made another three-pointer, which would be the game-winning shot.[3] The performance is considered by some[4][5][6] to be one of McGrady's career highlights and become a Hall of Famer in 2017.

Season standings

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 - 38-3 21-20 10-6
x-Dallas Mavericks 58 24 .707 1 29-12 29-12 11-5
x-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 8 26-15 25-16 10-6
x-Memphis Grizzlies 45 37 .549 14 26-15 19-22 7-9
New Orleans Hornets 18 64 .220 41 11-30 7-34 2-14
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Phoenix Suns 62 20 .756 --
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 59 23 .720 3
3 y-Seattle SuperSonics 52 30 .634 10
4 x-Dallas Mavericks 58 24 .707 4
5 x-Houston Rockets 51 31 .622 11
6 x-Sacramento Kings 50 32 .610 12
7 x-Denver Nuggets 49 33 .598 13
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 45 37 .549 17
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 44 38 .537 18
10 Los Angeles Clippers 37 45 .451 25
11 Los Angeles Lakers 34 48 .415 28
12 Golden State Warriors 34 48 .415 28
13 Portland Trail Blazers 27 55 .329 35
14 Utah Jazz 26 56 .317 36
15 New Orleans Hornets 18 64 .220 44


Record vs. opponents

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-2 0-2 0-4
Boston 3-1 -- 4-0 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1
Charlotte 3-1 0-4 -- 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-1 2-1 0-2 2-0 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-3 3-1 0-3 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-2 1-1 0-4
Chicago 4-0 2-2 4-0 -- 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-0 0-4 1-1 4-0 3-0 2-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-0 1-2
Cleveland 4-0 2-1 4-0 2-2 -- 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-3 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-0 1-3 3-1 0-3 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 3-1 2-0 1-2
Dallas 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 -- 2-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 4-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-0
Denver 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 -- 1-1 2-2 1-2 2-0 2-1 2-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0
Detroit 3-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-1 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 4-0
Golden State 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-2 -- 1-2 1-1 0-4 1-3 1-3 0-2 2-0 1-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 3-1 0-3 2-2 1-1 2-1 1-1
Houston 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-1 0-2 2-1 -- 1-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 4-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 1-1
Indiana 3-0 2-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-1 2-0 2-2
L.A. Clippers 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-2 0-2 4-0 0-3 2-0 -- 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 2-2 0-4 0-4 2-1 1-1 2-2 1-1
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 -- 0-3 0-2 2-0 2-1 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 2-1 1-3 0-4 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-2
Memphis 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-4 2-0 3-1 1-3 0-2 3-1 3-0 -- 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 0-3 3-1 0-3 2-0 3-0 0-2
Miami 4-0 2-1 3-1 3-1 3-0 0-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-1 -- 4-0 1-1 3-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 3-1 2-0 4-0
Milwaukee 2-1 1-3 4-0 2-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 -- 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-3
Minnesota 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-1 0-2 3-1 1-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 4-0 3-1 1-2 1-3 0-2 3-1 1-1
New Jersey 3-0 3-1 4-0 4-0 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-3 1-2 0-2 -- 2-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 1-3
New Orleans 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-1 0-4 0-2 -- 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-1 1-2 0-4 0-3 0-2 2-2 1-1
New York 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-4 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 -- 1-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-0 2-1
Orlando 3-1 0-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-1 -- 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-2
Philadelphia 3-1 3-1 3-0 1-2 3-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-2 4-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 2-2 -- 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-1
Phoenix 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 4-0 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 -- 3-0 2-2 1-2 2-1 2-0 3-1 1-1
Portland 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 0-4 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-3 -- 1-3 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-2
Sacramento 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 3-0 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 -- 1-3 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-0
San Antonio 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-1 3-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-1 3-1 -- 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-1
Seattle 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 2-0 1-2 3-1 3-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 3-1 2-2 -- 2-0 3-1 0-2
Toronto 2-1 1-3 2-1 0-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 -- 2-0 1-3
Utah 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-3 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 0-2 2-2 3-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 -- 0-2
Washington 4-0 1-3 4-0 2-1 2-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-4 3-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 --

Game log

Playoffs

West First Round

(4) Dallas Mavericks vs. (5) Houston Rockets

April 23
4:30 pm
Houston Rockets 98, Dallas Mavericks 86
Scoring by quarter: 26-16, 26-24, 18-23, 28-23
Pts: Tracy McGrady 34
Rebs: Mutombo, Yao 8 each
Asts: Tracy McGrady 6
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 21
Rebs: Josh Howard 10
Asts: Nowitzki, Terry 3 each
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 20,678
Referees: Dan Crawford, James Capers, Ken Mauer
April 25
8:30 pm
Houston Rockets 113, Dallas Mavericks 111
Scoring by quarter: 34-30, 26-26, 24-32, 29-23
Pts: Yao Ming 33
Rebs: McGrady, Yao 8 each
Asts: Tracy McGrady 10
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 26
Rebs: Erick Dampier 9
Asts: Jason Terry 6
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 20,884
Referees: Dan Crawford, Greg Willard, Mark Wunderlich
April 28
8:30 pm
Dallas Mavericks 106, Houston Rockets 102
Scoring by quarter: 32-27, 22-22, 24-34, 28-19
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 28
Rebs: Dampier, Nowitzki, Terry 6 each
Asts: Daniels, Terry 4 each
Pts: Tracy McGrady 28
Rebs: Bob Sura 11
Asts: McGrady, Sura 6 each
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,199
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Jess Kersey, Scott Foster
April 30
4:30 pm
Dallas Mavericks 97, Houston Rockets 93
Scoring by quarter: 26-22, 22-29, 29-26, 20-16
Pts: Jason Terry 32
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 7
Asts: Dirk Nowitzki 6
Pts: Tracy McGrady 36
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 7
Asts: Tracy McGrady 5
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,211
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Jim Clark, Luis Grillo
May 2
7:00 pm
Houston Rockets 100, Dallas Mavericks 103
Scoring by quarter: 22-24, 22-28, 24-24, 32-27
Pts: Yao Ming 30
Rebs: Tracy McGrady 9
Asts: Tracy McGrady 6
Pts: Dirk Nowitzki 23
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 13
Asts: Jason Terry 7
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 20,894
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Joe DeRosa ,Tony Brothers
May 5
8:30 pm
Dallas Mavericks 83, Houston Rockets 101
Scoring by quarter: 26-18, 19-34, 25-17, 13-32
Pts: Jerry Stackhouse 21
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 13
Asts: Nowitzki, Terry 4 each
Pts: Tracy McGrady 37
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 10
Asts: Tracy McGrady 7
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,215
Referees: Eddie F. Rush, Joe Forte, Sean Corbin
May 7
7:00 pm
Houston Rockets 76, Dallas Mavericks 116
Scoring by quarter: 20-32, 24-27, 20-33, 12-24
Pts: Yao Ming 33
Rebs: Yao Ming 10
Asts: Tracy McGrady 7
Pts: Jason Terry 31
Rebs: Dirk Nowitzki 14
Asts: Armstrong Stackhouse 4 each
Dallas wins the series, 4-3
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 20,884
Referees: Bill Spooner, Ron Garretson, Steve Javie
Regular season series

Both teams were tied 2-2 in the regular-season series:

Last Playoffs meeting: 1988 Western Conference First Round (Dallas won 3-1)

Player statistics

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

References

  1. ^ 2004-05 Houston Rockets
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL: NOTEBOOK; McGrady Gets Wish In Trade To Rockets". New York Times. June 30, 2004. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets Play-By-Play, December 9, 2004 | Basketball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Tracy McGrady's Career Top Ten Plays - YouTube
  5. ^ Tracy McGrady Top 10 Plays of Career - YouTube
  6. ^ 13 points, 33 seconds: The night Tracy McGrady was a basketball god - SBNation.com

See also


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