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.

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

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 1, 1996 vs Kings W 96 - 85
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 @ Suns W 110 - 95
Mon, Nov 4, 1996 @ Jazz W 75 - 72
Tue, Nov 5, 1996 @ Kings W 102 - 80
Thu, Nov 7, 1996 @ Nuggets W 110 - 108 OT
Sat, Nov 9, 1996 vs Jazz W 91 - 85
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 vs Lakers L 115 - 126 2OT
Thu, Nov 14, 1996 vs Pacers W 90 - 88
Sat, Nov 16, 1996 vs Warriors W 115 - 103
Tue, Nov 19, 1996 vs Timberwolves W 122 - 93
Thu, Nov 21, 1996 vs Suns W 115 - 105
Sat, Nov 23, 1996 @ Warriors W 120 - 115 OT
Sun, Nov 24, 1996 @ Lakers W 90 - 85
Tue, Nov 26, 1996 vs Trail Blazers W 102 - 101 OT
Fri, Nov 29, 1996 @ Celtics W 120 - 94
Sat, Nov 30, 1996 @ Bullets W 103 - 99
Mon, Dec 2, 1996 @ Raptors L 89 - 100
Wed, Dec 4, 1996 vs Celtics W 94 - 89
Sat, Dec 7, 1996 vs 76ers W 123 - 108
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 @ Timberwolves W 96 - 94
Thu, Dec 12, 1996 vs Pistons W 115 - 96
Sat, Dec 14, 1996 @ SuperSonics W 109 - 100
Sun, Dec 15, 1996 @ Trail Blazers W 99 - 89
Tue, Dec 17, 1996 @ Grizzlies L 92 - 93
Thu, Dec 19, 1996 vs Spurs L 101 - 115
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 vs Heat L 66 - 86
Mon, Dec 23, 1996 vs Bucks L 76 - 81
Thu, Dec 26, 1996 @ Bucks W 101 - 90
Sat, Dec 28, 1996 vs Warriors W 104 - 95
Mon, Dec 30, 1996 vs SuperSonics W 99 - 91
Thu, Jan 2 vs Trail Blazers L 96 - 112
Sat, Jan 4 vs Clippers L 91 - 95
Tue, Jan 7 @ Timberwolves W 104 - 95
Wed, Jan 8 @ Cavaliers W 81 - 78
Fri, Jan 10 @ 76ers W 120 - 99
Sat, Jan 11 @ Bulls L 86 - 110
Tue, Jan 14 vs Knicks W 106 - 86
Thu, Jan 16 vs Kings W 89 - 80
Fri, Jan 17 @ Mavericks W 88 - 78
Sun, Jan 19 vs Bulls W 102 - 86
Tue, Jan 21 @ Hornets L 108 - 114
Thu, Jan 23 vs Nets W 111 - 104
Sat, Jan 25 vs Jazz L 100 - 105 OT
Thu, Jan 30 vs Nuggets L 109 - 113
Fri, Jan 31 @ Pacers L 74 - 100
Sun, Feb 2 @ Magic L 90 - 103
Tue, Feb 4 @ Knicks L 95 - 99
Thu, Feb 6 @ Pistons L 87 - 96
Tue, Feb 11 vs Grizzlies W 106 - 97
Fri, Feb 14 @ SuperSonics L 85 - 105
Sat, Feb 15 @ Trail Blazers L 105 - 109
Mon, Feb 17 vs Hawks W 127 - 98
Thu, Feb 20 vs Raptors W 107 - 97
Fri, Feb 21 @ Hawks L 74 - 76
Sun, Feb 23 vs Spurs W 95 - 85
Tue, Feb 25 vs Lakers W 100 - 96
Thu, Feb 27 vs Hornets L 95 - 106
Sat, Mar 1 vs Mavericks W 89 - 80
Tue, Mar 4 @ Clippers W 113 - 109
Wed, Mar 5 @ Warriors W 90 - 85
Fri, Mar 7 @ Lakers W 111 - 90
Sun, Mar 9 @ Mavericks W 88 - 83
Tue, Mar 11 @ Spurs W 103 - 79
Wed, Mar 12 vs Magic L 95 - 96
Sun, Mar 16 @ Heat L 80 - 101
Tue, Mar 18 @ Nets W 97 - 89
Thu, Mar 20 vs Bullets W 96 - 90
Sat, Mar 22 vs Suns L 99 - 104
Tue, Mar 25 vs Timberwolves W 112 - 103
Thu, Mar 27 vs Cavaliers W 107 - 89
Sat, Mar 29 vs Nuggets W 120 - 105
Tue, Apr 1 @ Nuggets W 116 - 99
Wed, Apr 2 @ Suns L 96 - 109
Fri, Apr 4 @ Kings W 108 - 94
Sun, Apr 6 @ Grizzlies W 94 - 85
Tue, Apr 8 @ Clippers W 127 - 117
Thu, Apr 10 vs Grizzlies W 102 - 94
Fri, Apr 11 @ Jazz L 83 - 104
Sun, Apr 13 vs SuperSonics W 113 - 73
Tue, Apr 15 vs Clippers W 123 - 119
Fri, Apr 18 vs Mavericks W 112 - 102 OT
Sun, Apr 20 @ Spurs W 103 - 99
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round
Thu, Apr 24 vs Timberwolves W 112 - 95
Sat, Apr 26 vs Timberwolves W 96 - 84
Tue, Apr 29 @ Timberwolves W 125 - 120
Western Conference Semifinals
Mon, May 5 vs SuperSonics W 112 - 102
Wed, May 7 vs SuperSonics L 101 - 106
Fri, May 9 @ SuperSonics W 97 - 93
Sun, May 11 @ SuperSonics W 110 - 106 OT
Tue, May 13 vs SuperSonics L 94 - 100
Thu, May 15 @ SuperSonics L 96 - 99
Sat, May 17 vs SuperSonics W 96 - 91
Western Conference Finals
Mon, May 19 @ Jazz L 86 - 101
Wed, May 21 @ Jazz L 92 - 104
Fri, May 23 vs Jazz W 118 - 100
Sun, May 25 vs Jazz W 95 - 92
Tue, May 27 @ Jazz L 91 - 96
Thu, May 29 vs Jazz L 100 - 103

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