1985-1986 Houston Rockets

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51-31 Lost Finals
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1985-86 Houston Rockets

What was the record of the 1985-86 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a 51-31 record. They went 36-5 at home and 15-26 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Houston Rockets went 64-38. Their final game was a loss in the Finals to the Boston Celtics.

What division did the 1985-86 Houston Rockets play in?

The 1985-86 Houston Rockets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1985-86 Houston Rockets record by month?

The 1985-86 Houston Rockets had their best month in January, when they went 12-2 and had a 85.7% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 6-7 and had a 46.2% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '85 2-2 50% +9
November '85 11-4 73.3% +91
December '85 7-6 53.8% +17
January '86 12-2 85.7% +52
February '86 6-7 46.2% -24
March '86 8-8 50% +18
April '86 5-2 71.4% +51

Did the 1985-86 Houston Rockets Win The NBA Title?

No. While the 1985-86 Houston Rockets did play in the NBA Finals, they lost to the Boston Celtics.

What was the point differential for the 1985-86 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a point differential of +214. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Rockets could have been expected to have about 47.5 wins, or a 48-34 record in the regular season.

How did the 1985-86 Houston Rockets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1985-86 Houston Rockets went 6-5.

How did the 1985-86 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1985-86 Houston Rockets went 1-1 in overtime games.

How did the 1985-86 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1985-86 Houston Rockets went 1-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1985-86 Houston Rockets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1985-86 Houston Rockets was a 7 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1985-86 Houston Rockets?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Rockets had during the 1985-86 regular season was 3 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1985-86 Houston Rockets Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 25, 1985 @ Utah Jazz Win 112 - 108
Sat, Oct 26, 1985 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 129 - 130 OT2
Tue, Oct 29, 1985 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 111 - 99
Thu, Oct 31, 1985 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 116 - 122
Sat, Nov 2, 1985 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 111 - 98
Tue, Nov 5, 1985 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 127 - 113
Thu, Nov 7, 1985 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 137 - 115
Sat, Nov 9, 1985 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 115 - 110
Tue, Nov 12, 1985 vs Denver Nuggets Win 127 - 119
Thu, Nov 14, 1985 vs New Jersey Nets Win 112 - 107
Sat, Nov 16, 1985 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 122 - 117
Tue, Nov 19, 1985 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 113 - 127
Wed, Nov 20, 1985 vs Indiana Pacers Win 126 - 97
Fri, Nov 22, 1985 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 103 - 122
Sun, Nov 24, 1985 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 118 - 125
Tue, Nov 26, 1985 vs Golden State Warriors Win 130 - 108
Wed, Nov 27, 1985 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 137 - 130 OT
Fri, Nov 29, 1985 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 110 - 126
Sat, Nov 30, 1985 vs Sacramento Kings Win 131 - 114
Tue, Dec 3, 1985 vs Phoenix Suns Win 118 - 112
Fri, Dec 6, 1985 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 112 - 120
Sat, Dec 7, 1985 vs Chicago Bulls Win 116 - 104
Tue, Dec 10, 1985 vs Utah Jazz Win 134 - 105
Thu, Dec 12, 1985 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 123 - 120
Sat, Dec 14, 1985 @ Utah Jazz Loss 100 - 114
Tue, Dec 17, 1985 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 98 - 94
Wed, Dec 18, 1985 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 108 - 126
Fri, Dec 20, 1985 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 112 - 122
Sat, Dec 21, 1985 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 122 - 123
Thu, Dec 26, 1985 vs Utah Jazz Win 106 - 99
Sat, Dec 28, 1985 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 118 - 108
Mon, Dec 30, 1985 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 122 - 125
Thu, Jan 2, 1986 @ Golden State Warriors Win 120 - 115
Sat, Jan 4, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 115 - 100
Tue, Jan 7, 1986 vs Golden State Warriors Win 124 - 115
Thu, Jan 9, 1986 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 120 - 110
Sat, Jan 11, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Win 87 - 86
Tue, Jan 14, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Loss 102 - 105
Wed, Jan 15, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 119 - 113
Sat, Jan 18, 1986 vs New York Knicks Win 104 - 95
Sun, Jan 19, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 96 - 131
Tue, Jan 21, 1986 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 100 - 96
Thu, Jan 23, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 124 - 107
Sat, Jan 25, 1986 vs Detroit Pistons Win 117 - 112
Tue, Jan 28, 1986 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 116 - 109
Thu, Jan 30, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Win 111 - 109
Sat, Feb 1, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 122 - 132
Mon, Feb 3, 1986 vs Denver Nuggets Win 104 - 102
Thu, Feb 6, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 95 - 117
Tue, Feb 11, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 113 - 100
Thu, Feb 13, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 115 - 119
Sat, Feb 15, 1986 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 101 - 108
Mon, Feb 17, 1986 @ Golden State Warriors Win 116 - 110
Tue, Feb 18, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 105 - 115
Thu, Feb 20, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 113 - 120
Fri, Feb 21, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 111 - 104
Mon, Feb 24, 1986 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 110 - 105
Tue, Feb 25, 1986 @ Utah Jazz Loss 97 - 100
Thu, Feb 27, 1986 vs Denver Nuggets Win 117 - 111
Sat, Mar 1, 1986 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 112 - 117
Mon, Mar 3, 1986 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 105 - 118
Tue, Mar 4, 1986 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 115 - 128
Thu, Mar 6, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 116 - 105
Sat, Mar 8, 1986 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 126 - 117
Tue, Mar 11, 1986 vs Boston Celtics Loss 104 - 116
Thu, Mar 13, 1986 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 126 - 118
Sat, Mar 15, 1986 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 148 - 116
Sun, Mar 16, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 111 - 116
Tue, Mar 18, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Win 112 - 109
Thu, Mar 20, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 106 - 116
Sat, Mar 22, 1986 @ New York Knicks Win 114 - 99
Mon, Mar 24, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 107 - 114
Wed, Mar 26, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Win 110 - 101
Fri, Mar 28, 1986 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 107 - 116
Sat, Mar 29, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Win 114 - 109
Tue, Apr 1, 1986 vs Golden State Warriors Win 125 - 121
Thu, Apr 3, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 136 - 110
Fri, Apr 4, 1986 @ Phoenix Suns Win 112 - 89
Sun, Apr 6, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 109 - 103
Tue, Apr 8, 1986 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 109 - 95
Thu, Apr 10, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 113 - 117
Sat, Apr 12, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 92 - 110
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Won 3 - 0)
Thu, Apr 17, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 107 - 87
Sat, Apr 19, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 111 - 103
Tue, Apr 22, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Win 113 - 98
Western Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 2)
Sat, Apr 26, 1986 vs Denver Nuggets Win 126 - 119
Tue, Apr 29, 1986 vs Denver Nuggets Win 119 - 101
Fri, May 2, 1986 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 115 - 116
Sun, May 4, 1986 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 111 - 114 OT
Tue, May 6, 1986 vs Denver Nuggets Win 131 - 103
Thu, May 8, 1986 @ Denver Nuggets Win 126 - 122 OT2
Western Conference Finals (Won 4 - 1)
Sat, May 10, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 107 - 119
Tue, May 13, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 112 - 102
Fri, May 16, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 117 - 109
Sun, May 18, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 105 - 95
Wed, May 21, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 114 - 112
Finals (Lost 2 - 4)
Mon, May 26, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 100 - 112
Thu, May 29, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 95 - 117
Sun, Jun 1, 1986 vs Boston Celtics Win 106 - 104
Tue, Jun 3, 1986 vs Boston Celtics Loss 103 - 106
Thu, Jun 5, 1986 vs Boston Celtics Win 111 - 96
Sun, Jun 8, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 97 - 114

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