Houston Rockets

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Franchise Overview

Seasons in Houston

1972-2023

52 33 2
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

All Seasons

56 34 2
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Past 10 Seasons (2014 - 2023)

55.5% 7 0
Winning Percentage Made Playoffs Championships

Championship Years

1994, 1995

Houston Rockets History

Overview

The Houston Rockets have played a total of 56 seasons. Their first season was in 1968, and their most recent season was in 2023.

Have the Houston Rockets gone by any other names?

Yes. Between 1968 and 1971, the team was known as the San Diego Rockets.
In 1972, the team moved to Houston and changed their name to the Houston Rockets.

What division do the Houston Rockets play in?

The Houston Rockets currently play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the best start to a Rockets season?

The best start to a Rockets season was the 1993-94 Houston Rockets, who started the season 15-0. The second best start to a season was the 1994-95 Houston Rockets, who started the season going 9-0. The third best start to a season was the 1984-85 Houston Rockets, who started the season with 8 wins.

What was the worst start to a Rockets season?

The worst start to a Rockets season was the 1982-83 Houston Rockets, who started the season at 0-10. The second worst start to a season was the 1971-72 Houston Rockets, who started the season with 6 losses. The third worst starts to a Rockets season was the 2010-11 Houston Rockets and the 1999-00 Houston Rockets, who both started the season at 0-5.

When was the last time the Rockets were in the playoffs?

The Houston Rockets last made the playoffs in 2020, when they lost the Western Conference Semifinals. They've been in the playoffs a total of 34 times in their 56 seasons.

When was the last time the Rockets missed the playoffs?

The Houston Rockets last missed the playoffs in 2022.

When was the last time the Rockets won a playoff series?

In 2020, the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference First Round.

When was the last time the Rockets lost a playoff series?

In 2020, the Houston Rockets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals.

What years did the Rockets make the NBA Finals?

The Houston Rockets have appeared in the NBA Finals 4 times, in 1981, 1986, 1994 and 1995.

How many NBA Titles have the Rockets won?

The Houston Rockets won the NBA Finals 2 times, in 1994 and 1995.

Houston Rockets Postseason Results

Year Record Result
2023 7-17 Pending – Season Ongoing
2022 20-62 Missed Playoffs
2021 17-55 Missed Playoffs
2020 44-28 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2019 53-29 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2018 65-17 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
2017 55-27 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2016 41-41 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2015 56-26 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
2014 54-28 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2013 45-37 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2012 34-32 Missed Playoffs
2011 43-39 Missed Playoffs
2010 42-40 Missed Playoffs
2009 53-29 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2008 55-27 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2007 52-30 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2006 34-48 Missed Playoffs
2005 51-31 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2004 45-37 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2003 43-39 Missed Playoffs
2002 28-54 Missed Playoffs
2001 45-37 Missed Playoffs
2000 34-48 Missed Playoffs
1999 31-19 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1998 41-41 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1997 57-25 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1996 48-34 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1995 47-35 Won Finals
1994 58-24 Won Finals
1993 55-27 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1992 42-40 Missed Playoffs
1991 52-30 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1990 41-41 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1989 45-37 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1988 46-36 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1987 42-40 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1986 51-31 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
1985 48-34 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1984 29-53 Missed Playoffs
1983 14-68 Missed Playoffs
1982 46-36 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1981 40-42 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
1980 41-41 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1979 47-35 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1978 28-54 Missed Playoffs
1977 49-33 Lost Eastern Conference Finals (Won 1 Round)
1976 40-42 Missed Playoffs
1975 41-41 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1974 32-50 Missed Playoffs
1973 33-49 Missed Playoffs
1972 34-48 Missed Playoffs
1971 40-42 Missed Playoffs
1970 27-55 Missed Playoffs
1969 37-45 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1968 15-67 Missed Playoffs
Years the team was not located in Houston

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