1986-1987 Houston Rockets

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42-40 Lost Conf Semi
Record Outcome

1986-87 Houston Rockets

What was the record of the 1986-87 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a 42-40 record. They went 25-16 at home and 17-24 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Houston Rockets went 47-45. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference Semifinals to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What division did the 1986-87 Houston Rockets play in?

The 1986-87 Houston Rockets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1986-87 Houston Rockets record by month?

The 1986-87 Houston Rockets had their best month in January, when they went 11-4 and had a 73.3% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 4-10 and had a 28.6% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '86 7-7 50% +25
December '86 4-10 28.6% -93
January '87 11-4 73.3% +116
February '87 8-4 66.7% +39
March '87 7-11 38.9% -31
April '87 5-4 55.6% +26

Did the 1986-87 Houston Rockets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Houston Rockets made the Playoffs in 1987. They won their first series against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference First Round. They eventually lost against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference Semifinals.

What was the point differential for the 1986-87 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a point differential of +82. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Rockets could have been expected to have about 43.7 wins, or a 44-38 record in the regular season.

How did the 1986-87 Houston Rockets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1986-87 Houston Rockets went 6-5.

How did the 1986-87 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1986-87 Houston Rockets went 1-2 in overtime games.

How did the 1986-87 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1986-87 Houston Rockets went 0-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1986-87 Houston Rockets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1986-87 Houston Rockets was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1986-87 Houston Rockets?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Rockets had during the 1986-87 regular season was 4 games, which occured 4 separate times.

1986-87 Houston Rockets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Sat, Nov 1, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 112 - 102
Tue, Nov 4, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Win 100 - 84
Thu, Nov 6, 1986 vs Los Angeles Clippers Loss 97 - 104
Sat, Nov 8, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 102 - 90
Tue, Nov 11, 1986 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 116 - 95
Wed, Nov 12, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 85 - 114
Sun, Nov 16, 1986 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 134 - 106
Tue, Nov 18, 1986 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 111 - 115 OT
Thu, Nov 20, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Win 104 - 90
Fri, Nov 21, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Loss 99 - 115
Sun, Nov 23, 1986 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 104 - 114
Tue, Nov 25, 1986 @ New York Knicks Loss 93 - 102
Wed, Nov 26, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Win 92 - 88
Sat, Nov 29, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 97 - 102
Tue, Dec 2, 1986 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 99 - 104
Thu, Dec 4, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 93 - 109
Sat, Dec 6, 1986 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 80 - 136
Wed, Dec 10, 1986 @ Phoenix Suns Win 117 - 109
Thu, Dec 11, 1986 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 104 - 111
Sat, Dec 13, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 119 - 106
Tue, Dec 16, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 102 - 106
Thu, Dec 18, 1986 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 100 - 114
Fri, Dec 19, 1986 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 112 - 115
Sun, Dec 21, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 96 - 103
Tue, Dec 23, 1986 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 121 - 96
Fri, Dec 26, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 111 - 134
Sat, Dec 27, 1986 @ Utah Jazz Loss 96 - 103
Tue, Dec 30, 1986 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 105 - 102
Fri, Jan 2, 1987 @ Denver Nuggets Win 114 - 111
Sat, Jan 3, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 138 - 114
Tue, Jan 6, 1987 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 100 - 118
Thu, Jan 8, 1987 vs Indiana Pacers Win 110 - 96
Sat, Jan 10, 1987 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 106 - 96
Tue, Jan 13, 1987 vs Phoenix Suns Win 118 - 100
Thu, Jan 15, 1987 @ Chicago Bulls Win 107 - 96
Fri, Jan 16, 1987 @ Detroit Pistons Win 112 - 106
Sun, Jan 18, 1987 @ Boston Celtics Loss 99 - 122
Mon, Jan 19, 1987 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 127 - 103
Wed, Jan 21, 1987 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 111 - 91
Fri, Jan 23, 1987 vs New York Knicks Win 109 - 95
Sat, Jan 24, 1987 vs Washington Bullets Win 115 - 92
Tue, Jan 27, 1987 vs Utah Jazz Loss 88 - 92
Thu, Jan 29, 1987 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 93 - 99
Sun, Feb 1, 1987 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 106 - 104
Tue, Feb 3, 1987 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 105 - 107
Thu, Feb 5, 1987 vs Golden State Warriors Win 120 - 110
Tue, Feb 10, 1987 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 115 - 92
Thu, Feb 12, 1987 @ New Jersey Nets Win 121 - 99
Sat, Feb 14, 1987 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 101 - 116
Mon, Feb 16, 1987 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 105 - 100
Thu, Feb 19, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Loss 92 - 99
Sat, Feb 21, 1987 vs Utah Jazz Win 94 - 81
Mon, Feb 23, 1987 vs Denver Nuggets Win 124 - 108
Tue, Feb 24, 1987 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 105 - 134
Thu, Feb 26, 1987 @ Utah Jazz Win 85 - 84
Sun, Mar 1, 1987 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 97 - 102
Mon, Mar 2, 1987 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 105 - 100
Wed, Mar 4, 1987 @ Sacramento Kings Win 108 - 102 OT
Thu, Mar 5, 1987 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 96 - 105
Sat, Mar 7, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 115 - 118
Sun, Mar 8, 1987 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 93 - 119
Tue, Mar 10, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 127 - 136 OT2
Thu, Mar 12, 1987 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 121 - 112
Sat, Mar 14, 1987 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 109 - 118
Mon, Mar 16, 1987 vs Chicago Bulls Win 97 - 96
Wed, Mar 18, 1987 @ Phoenix Suns Win 113 - 91
Fri, Mar 20, 1987 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 126 - 98
Sat, Mar 21, 1987 @ Utah Jazz Loss 108 - 125
Mon, Mar 23, 1987 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 110 - 114
Tue, Mar 24, 1987 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 97 - 103
Thu, Mar 26, 1987 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 119 - 104
Sat, Mar 28, 1987 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 109 - 123
Tue, Mar 31, 1987 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 96 - 111
Wed, Apr 1, 1987 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 104 - 117
Sat, Apr 4, 1987 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 108 - 120
Mon, Apr 6, 1987 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 114 - 108
Tue, Apr 7, 1987 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 102 - 84
Thu, Apr 9, 1987 vs Sacramento Kings Win 112 - 102
Sat, Apr 11, 1987 vs Denver Nuggets Win 113 - 103
Wed, Apr 15, 1987 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 107 - 113
Fri, Apr 17, 1987 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 121 - 99
Sat, Apr 18, 1987 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 117 - 126
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Won 3 - 1)
Fri, Apr 24, 1987 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 125 - 115
Sun, Apr 26, 1987 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 98 - 111
Tue, Apr 28, 1987 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 117 - 108
Thu, Apr 30, 1987 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 113 - 101
Western Conference Semifinals (Lost 2 - 4)
Sat, May 2, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 106 - 111 OT
Tue, May 5, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 97 - 99
Thu, May 7, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 102 - 84
Sat, May 9, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 102 - 117
Tue, May 12, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 112 - 107
Thu, May 14, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 125 - 128 OT2

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