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Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets Statistics Overview

The Houston Rockets entered the NBA in 1967 and play their home games at Toyota Center. Houston is a member of the Western Conference and the Southwest division. The Rockets won the NBA Championship in 1994 and 1995 as well as winning both the Western Conference title and Southwest division on four occasions. The franchise has qualified for the playoffs on twenty-eight occasions and has an overall record of 1955-1851. They are involved in an intense inter-state rivalry with the San Antonio Spurs.

Conference: Western
Division: Southwest
Established: 1967
Arena: Toyota Center
NBA Championships: 2 (1994, 1995)
Conference Titles: 4 (1981, 1986, 1994, 1995)
Division Titles: 4 (1977, 1986, 1993, 1994)
Playoff Appearances: 28 (1969, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)
Overall Record: 1955-1851
Biggest Rivals: San Antonio Spurs
Head Coach: Kevin McHale
General Manager: Daryl Morey
Legenday Players: Hakeem Olajuwon, Calvin Murphy, Rudy Tomjanovich

Last Four NBA Seasons

2013-14: 54-28
2012-13: 45-37
2011-12: 34-32
2010-11: 43-39

2014/2015 Houston Rockets Betting Odds

To Win the NBA Championship: +1500
To Win the Eastern Conference: -

2013/2014 Betting Statistics

Against the spread: 43-42-3
Over vs Under: 47-39

Houston Rockets Betting History

The Houston Rockets have been a tough team to predict the outcome of and therefore to bet on in recent years. They aren't enitrely removed from their historic 22 straight winning streak in 2008, but they aren't far from seasons of mediocrity that followed either.

However they showed the Rockets's spirit of old in 2013/14, coming 2nd in their Division (Southwest) and 4th in their Conference (Western). They even made it to the NBA Playoffs before losing in the first round to the Portland Trail Blazers (4-2).

The Rockets were a safe team to bet on during the 2013/14 NBA season. Their spread betting was fairly even with a winning percentage of 50.59%. With generally high scorelines, an over option in Over/Under betting was a good gambling option. They enjoyed a seven game Over streak towards the end of the season, which helped them finish on 54.7%.

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2014/2015 Houston Rockets Roster


NO.
Name
POS
Age
HT
WT
College
2014/2015 Salary
3
Omer Asik
C
27
7-0
255
-
$14,898,938
2
Patrick Beverley
PG
25
6-1
185
Arkansas
$915,243
18
Omri Casspi
SF
26
6-9
225
-
$1,063,384
18
Robert Covington
PF
23
6-9
215
Tennessee State
$816,482
13
James Harden
SG
23
6-5
220
Arizona State
$14,693,906
12
Dwight Howard
C
28
6-11
265
-
$21,436,271
6
Terrence Jones
PF
22
6-9
252
Kentucky
$1,618,680
7
Jeremy Lin
PG
25
6-3
200
Harvard
$14,898,938
20
Donatas Motiejunas
PF
23
7-0
222
-
$1,483,920

Homepage: http://www.nba.com/rockets/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Rockets

2014/2015 Houston Rockets Schedule

The Houston Rockets begin their 2014-15 season away at Los Angeles on October 28. They don't begin their home campaign until November 1. Exciting match-ups include their first home game, against the Boston Celtics, taking on current NBA champs San Antonio Spurs, a revenge match with Portland in December, and the Cleveland Cavaliers' lone trip to the Toyota Center on March 1. The Rockets are a popular team, especially in China, so ticket sales are strong.

Houston Rockets History

The Rockets franchise entered the NBA in 1967 as the San Diego Rockets and moved to Houston in 1971. The Rockets have been a successful franchise throughout their history and have had very few losing periods. The franchise had its most successful period in the 1980s and early 1990s. Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson became a feared partnership and led the Rockets to the NBA Finals in 1986. The side was regular contenders for the next decade and finally won their first NBA Championship in 1994 and proved it was no fluke by winning again the following season. Olajuwon left the Rockets in 2000 and the side went through a rebuilding process but began competitive again after drafting Yao Ming. The Rockets struggled for the following couple of seasons but got back to their former glory in 2012 when they qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

Houston Rockets Star Player: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin joined the Golden State Warriors as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and received little playing time before being joining the New York Knicks. Lin spent the early stages of his time at the Knicks in the NBA development league before finally earning a chance in the starting team. Amazingly, Lin led the Knicks on an incredible winning streak and became a global phenomenon. Lin received the NBA Rising star award at the end of the 2012 season and an intense bidding war between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets began for his services with the Rockets eventually signing the popular player. Coming off his "Linsanity" performance in New York, Houston coach Kevin McHale said the expectations of Lin were undue, but in 2013 Lin established the highest two-game scoring total of his career, 65 points, including 34 points and a Rockets record-tying nine three-pointers.

Houston Rockets Star From the Past: Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon was drafted with the number one pick of the 1984 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. Olajuwon is now a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is considered one of the leading centers in the history of the sport. Olajuwon spent all but one season of his NBA career at the Rockets and led the franchise to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995 - winning the NBA finals MVP award in both seasons. Olajuwon was a 12-time All-Star, the NBA MVP in 1994, a two-time defensive player of the year award winner, and a three time NBA blocks champion. Olajuwon retired in 2002 and finished his career with the most blocks in NBA history. He is still the leading point scorer in Houston Rockets franchise history.

Houston Rockets Head Coach: Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale was named Houston Rockets head coach in June 2011. This is McHale's third stint as an NBA head coach and the first time that he has coached for longer than a season. McHale coached the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2004-2005 NBA schedule and again led the side in 2008-2009. The franchise missed the playoffs in the years with McHale in charge and he returned to his previous job as a TV analyst. The Rockets spent big money putting together a strong roster and McHale was under pressure to return the franchise to the playoffs when he was hired. It took him just two seasons to get the job done.

Houston Rockets Schedule - NBA 2014/15

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