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Team: Houston Rockets
Home Games: Toyota Center
Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni
Conference Titles: 4
NBA Championships: 2
All-Time Greats: Elvin Hayes, Moses Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Yao Ming, James Harden
Houston Rockets Basketball TicketsHouston is the most populous city in Texas and the home of NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. It is only fitting for the city to have the high-flying Houston Rockets as its NBA representative. The Rockets play an up-tempo style of basketball that is exciting and usually results in high-scoring affairs. Initially established in San Diego as the San Diego Rockets in 1967, the organization moved to Houston in 1971 and was renamed the Houston Rockets. Since their establishment, the Rockets have had some of the greatest players in the history of NBA. In 1994, the Houston Rockets defeated the New York Knicks to win the team’s first NBA championship. In 1995, they cemented their legacy by defeating the Eastern Conference champions, the Orlando Magic, emerging as one of the 10 teams so far to have won two or more NBA championship titles. Buy your tickets at StubHub to catch the Rockets in action.
Who is the head coach of the Houston Rockets?The head coach of the Houston Rockets is American-Italian former NBA player Mike D'Antoni. As a coach, D'Antoni is known for having a history of fostering a fast-paced style of play for his teams.
What was the Rockets' record last year?With a record of 53-29 during the 2018-2019 regular season, the Houston Rockets went on to reach the Western Conference semi-finals. In the conference semi-finals, the Rockets faced eventual finals runners-up, the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors went through to the next round after having won the series, 4-2.
How big is the Rockets' stadium?The Rockets' home venue is the Toyota Center, located in downtown Houston. With a capacity of 18,300 for basketball and up to 19,000 for concerts, the arena opened in October 2003.
Who are the Rockets' biggest rivals?The Houston Rockets have an intrastate rivalry with the San Antonio Spurs. The rivalry dates back to 1976 when the Spurs switched from the American Basketball Association to the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks are also a rival of the Houston Rockets.
What conference do the Rockets play in?The Houston Rockets play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The team holds seven division titles, the most recent of which the team won during the 2018-2019 season.
Who are some of the most notable players who have been part of the team?With a history spanning 1971 till today, the Houston Rockets have had several notable players who have contributed to the team and have received accolades from the league, journalists and fans alike. Beyond the recognizable, blazing-fast current leader of the Rockets, James Harden, the team has been home to some of the NBA's finest players. Kenny Smith was point guard during the Rockets' championship runs and has since gone on to become a popular sportscaster and commentator. Charles Barkley spent four years on the Rockets, and his name cannot be left off a list of the team's alumni. Besides being a Hall-of-Famer, Hakeem Olajuwon was the first overall draft pick in 1984 and the leader of the team during their championship era. The list of notable Rockets also includes Elvin Hayes, Yao Ming and former coach Rudy Tomjanovich.
What are the games to look forward to this year for the Rockets?It's always hard to try and pick the most exciting matchups in the Rockets' schedule due to the fact that the team always pushes the tempo with all opponents. Every Rockets game has the potential to be a great time for attendees. The Houston Rockets' clashes with the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks should be among the most exciting matchups in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks should offer the Rockets steep opposition from the Eastern Conference.
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