1996-1997 Houston Rockets

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Season Overview

57-25 Lost Conf Finals
Record Outcome

1996-97 Houston Rockets

What was the record of the 1996-97 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a 57-25 record. They went 30-11 at home and 27-14 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Houston Rockets went 66-32. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference Finals to the Utah Jazz.

What division did the 1996-97 Houston Rockets play in?

The 1996-97 Houston Rockets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1996-97 Houston Rockets record by month?

The 1996-97 Houston Rockets had their best month in November, when they went 15-1 and had a 93.8% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 5-7 and had a 41.7% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '96 15-1 93.8% +142
December '96 9-5 64.3% +37
January '97 8-7 53.3% +10
February '97 5-7 41.7% -1
March '97 11-3 78.6% +97
April '97 9-2 81.8% +82

Did the 1996-97 Houston Rockets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Houston Rockets made the Playoffs in 1997. They won their first series against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference Semifinals. They eventually lost against the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Finals.

What was the point differential for the 1996-97 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a point differential of +367. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Rockets could have been expected to have about 53.6 wins, or a 54-28 record in the regular season.

How did the 1996-97 Houston Rockets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1996-97 Houston Rockets went 8-5.

How did the 1996-97 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1996-97 Houston Rockets went 4-2 in overtime games.

How did the 1996-97 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1996-97 Houston Rockets went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1996-97 Houston Rockets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1996-97 Houston Rockets was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1996-97 Houston Rockets?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Rockets had during the 1996-97 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1996-97 Houston Rockets Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 1, 1996 vs Sacramento Kings Win 96 - 85
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 @ Phoenix Suns Win 110 - 95
Mon, Nov 4, 1996 @ Utah Jazz Win 75 - 72
Tue, Nov 5, 1996 @ Sacramento Kings Win 102 - 80
Thu, Nov 7, 1996 @ Denver Nuggets Win 110 - 108 OT
Sat, Nov 9, 1996 vs Utah Jazz Win 91 - 85
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 115 - 126 2OT
Thu, Nov 14, 1996 vs Indiana Pacers Win 90 - 88
Sat, Nov 16, 1996 vs Golden State Warriors Win 115 - 103
Tue, Nov 19, 1996 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 122 - 93
Thu, Nov 21, 1996 vs Phoenix Suns Win 115 - 105
Sat, Nov 23, 1996 @ Golden State Warriors Win 120 - 115 OT
Sun, Nov 24, 1996 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 90 - 85
Tue, Nov 26, 1996 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 102 - 101 OT
Fri, Nov 29, 1996 @ Boston Celtics Win 120 - 94
Sat, Nov 30, 1996 @ Washington Bullets Win 103 - 99
Mon, Dec 2, 1996 @ Toronto Raptors Loss 89 - 100
Wed, Dec 4, 1996 vs Boston Celtics Win 94 - 89
Sat, Dec 7, 1996 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 123 - 108
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Win 96 - 94
Thu, Dec 12, 1996 vs Detroit Pistons Win 115 - 96
Sat, Dec 14, 1996 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 109 - 100
Sun, Dec 15, 1996 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 99 - 89
Tue, Dec 17, 1996 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Loss 92 - 93
Thu, Dec 19, 1996 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 101 - 115
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 vs Miami Heat Loss 66 - 86
Mon, Dec 23, 1996 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 76 - 81
Thu, Dec 26, 1996 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 101 - 90
Sat, Dec 28, 1996 vs Golden State Warriors Win 104 - 95
Mon, Dec 30, 1996 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 99 - 91
Thu, Jan 2, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 96 - 112
Sat, Jan 4, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Loss 91 - 95
Tue, Jan 7, 1997 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Win 104 - 95
Wed, Jan 8, 1997 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 81 - 78
Fri, Jan 10, 1997 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 120 - 99
Sat, Jan 11, 1997 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 86 - 110
Tue, Jan 14, 1997 vs New York Knicks Win 106 - 86
Thu, Jan 16, 1997 vs Sacramento Kings Win 89 - 80
Fri, Jan 17, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 88 - 78
Sun, Jan 19, 1997 vs Chicago Bulls Win 102 - 86
Tue, Jan 21, 1997 @ Charlotte Hornets Loss 108 - 114
Thu, Jan 23, 1997 vs New Jersey Nets Win 111 - 104
Sat, Jan 25, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Loss 100 - 105 OT
Thu, Jan 30, 1997 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 109 - 113
Fri, Jan 31, 1997 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 74 - 100
Sun, Feb 2, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Loss 90 - 103
Tue, Feb 4, 1997 @ New York Knicks Loss 95 - 99
Thu, Feb 6, 1997 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 87 - 96
Tue, Feb 11, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 106 - 97
Fri, Feb 14, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 85 - 105
Sat, Feb 15, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 105 - 109
Mon, Feb 17, 1997 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 127 - 98
Thu, Feb 20, 1997 vs Toronto Raptors Win 107 - 97
Fri, Feb 21, 1997 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 74 - 76
Sun, Feb 23, 1997 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 95 - 85
Tue, Feb 25, 1997 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 100 - 96
Thu, Feb 27, 1997 vs Charlotte Hornets Loss 95 - 106
Sat, Mar 1, 1997 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 89 - 80
Tue, Mar 4, 1997 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 113 - 109
Wed, Mar 5, 1997 @ Golden State Warriors Win 90 - 85
Fri, Mar 7, 1997 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 111 - 90
Sun, Mar 9, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 88 - 83
Tue, Mar 11, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 103 - 79
Wed, Mar 12, 1997 vs Orlando Magic Loss 95 - 96
Sun, Mar 16, 1997 @ Miami Heat Loss 80 - 101
Tue, Mar 18, 1997 @ New Jersey Nets Win 97 - 89
Thu, Mar 20, 1997 vs Washington Bullets Win 96 - 90
Sat, Mar 22, 1997 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 99 - 104
Tue, Mar 25, 1997 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 112 - 103
Thu, Mar 27, 1997 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 107 - 89
Sat, Mar 29, 1997 vs Denver Nuggets Win 120 - 105
Tue, Apr 1, 1997 @ Denver Nuggets Win 116 - 99
Wed, Apr 2, 1997 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 96 - 109
Fri, Apr 4, 1997 @ Sacramento Kings Win 108 - 94
Sun, Apr 6, 1997 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 94 - 85
Tue, Apr 8, 1997 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 127 - 117
Thu, Apr 10, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 102 - 94
Fri, Apr 11, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 83 - 104
Sun, Apr 13, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 113 - 73
Tue, Apr 15, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 123 - 119
Fri, Apr 18, 1997 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 112 - 102 OT
Sun, Apr 20, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 103 - 99
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Won 3 - 0)
Thu, Apr 24, 1997 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 112 - 95
Sat, Apr 26, 1997 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 96 - 84
Tue, Apr 29, 1997 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Win 125 - 120
Western Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 3)
Mon, May 5, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 112 - 102
Wed, May 7, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 101 - 106
Fri, May 9, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 97 - 93
Sun, May 11, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 110 - 106 OT
Tue, May 13, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 94 - 100
Thu, May 15, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 96 - 99
Sat, May 17, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 96 - 91
Western Conference Finals (Lost 2 - 4)
Mon, May 19, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 86 - 101
Wed, May 21, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 92 - 104
Fri, May 23, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Win 118 - 100
Sun, May 25, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Win 95 - 92
Tue, May 27, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 91 - 96
Thu, May 29, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Loss 100 - 103

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