1997-1998 Houston Rockets

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Season Overview

41-41 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1997-98 Houston Rockets

What was the record of the 1997-98 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a 41-41 record. They went 24-17 at home and 17-24 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Houston Rockets went 43-44. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Utah Jazz.

What division did the 1997-98 Houston Rockets play in?

The 1997-98 Houston Rockets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1997-98 Houston Rockets record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1997-98 Houston Rockets had their best month in November, when they went 7-5 and had a 58.3% win percentage. Their worst month was January, when they went 6-11 and had a 35.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '97 1-0 100% +8
November '97 7-5 58.3% +42
December '97 7-6 53.8% +36
January '98 6-11 35.3% -66
February '98 7-6 53.8% +8
March '98 9-7 56.2% -39
April '98 4-6 40% -51

Did the 1997-98 Houston Rockets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Houston Rockets made the Playoffs in 1998. They lost their only series against the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1997-98 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a point differential of -62. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Rockets could have been expected to have about 38.8 wins, or a 39-43 record in the regular season.

How did the 1997-98 Houston Rockets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1997-98 Houston Rockets went 4-7.

How did the 1997-98 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1997-98 Houston Rockets went 1-4 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1997-98 Houston Rockets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1997-98 Houston Rockets was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1997-98 Houston Rockets?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Rockets had during the 1997-98 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1997-98 Houston Rockets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 31, 1997 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 94 - 86
Sun, Nov 2, 1997 @ Sacramento Kings Win 93 - 77
Tue, Nov 4, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 94 - 118
Wed, Nov 5, 1997 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 124 - 110
Fri, Nov 7, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 85 - 86
Wed, Nov 12, 1997 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 100 - 114
Fri, Nov 14, 1997 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 103 - 113 OT2
Sun, Nov 16, 1997 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 94 - 96
Tue, Nov 18, 1997 vs New York Knicks Win 95 - 84
Thu, Nov 20, 1997 vs Toronto Raptors Win 127 - 97
Sat, Nov 22, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 90 - 84
Fri, Nov 28, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 98 - 89
Sat, Nov 29, 1997 @ Golden State Warriors Win 107 - 100
Tue, Dec 2, 1997 vs Denver Nuggets Win 112 - 101
Thu, Dec 4, 1997 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 94 - 87
Sat, Dec 6, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 108 - 106
Tue, Dec 9, 1997 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 108 - 78
Fri, Dec 12, 1997 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 102 - 119
Sun, Dec 14, 1997 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Loss 105 - 110
Tue, Dec 16, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 118 - 91
Fri, Dec 19, 1997 vs Sacramento Kings Win 116 - 98
Sat, Dec 20, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 87 - 100
Mon, Dec 22, 1997 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 83 - 94
Thu, Dec 25, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 103 - 107
Sat, Dec 27, 1997 vs Washington Wizards Win 111 - 101
Mon, Dec 29, 1997 vs Charlotte Hornets Loss 101 - 120
Fri, Jan 2, 1998 @ Denver Nuggets Win 116 - 115 OT
Sat, Jan 3, 1998 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 95 - 97
Mon, Jan 5, 1998 @ Toronto Raptors Win 120 - 96
Tue, Jan 6, 1998 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 70 - 100
Thu, Jan 8, 1998 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 80 - 87
Sat, Jan 10, 1998 vs Utah Jazz Loss 84 - 111
Tue, Jan 13, 1998 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 100 - 87
Fri, Jan 16, 1998 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Loss 115 - 116 OT
Sun, Jan 18, 1998 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 100 - 106
Mon, Jan 19, 1998 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 80 - 114
Wed, Jan 21, 1998 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 112 - 117 OT
Thu, Jan 22, 1998 @ Charlotte Hornets Loss 86 - 93
Sat, Jan 24, 1998 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 112 - 87
Mon, Jan 26, 1998 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 90 - 115
Tue, Jan 27, 1998 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 115 - 109
Thu, Jan 29, 1998 vs Orlando Magic Loss 88 - 95
Sat, Jan 31, 1998 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 102 - 86
Sun, Feb 1, 1998 @ Boston Celtics Loss 96 - 107
Tue, Feb 3, 1998 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 110 - 97
Thu, Feb 5, 1998 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 92 - 104
Tue, Feb 10, 1998 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 97 - 83
Thu, Feb 12, 1998 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 112 - 103
Fri, Feb 13, 1998 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 81 - 105
Sun, Feb 15, 1998 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 90 - 88
Mon, Feb 16, 1998 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 121 - 99
Thu, Feb 19, 1998 vs Detroit Pistons Win 100 - 90
Fri, Feb 20, 1998 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Loss 95 - 100 OT
Sun, Feb 22, 1998 @ New York Knicks Loss 74 - 92
Tue, Feb 24, 1998 @ Washington Wizards Loss 112 - 124
Thu, Feb 26, 1998 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 118 - 98
Sun, Mar 1, 1998 vs Utah Jazz Loss 100 - 106
Tue, Mar 3, 1998 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 107 - 97
Thu, Mar 5, 1998 vs Miami Heat Loss 93 - 117
Sat, Mar 7, 1998 @ Phoenix Suns Win 108 - 89
Mon, Mar 9, 1998 @ Utah Jazz Loss 93 - 100
Tue, Mar 10, 1998 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 97 - 91
Thu, Mar 12, 1998 vs New Jersey Nets Win 115 - 104
Sat, Mar 14, 1998 vs Sacramento Kings Win 89 - 86
Tue, Mar 17, 1998 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 96 - 91
Thu, Mar 19, 1998 vs Boston Celtics Win 105 - 96
Sat, Mar 21, 1998 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 103 - 95
Tue, Mar 24, 1998 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 108 - 118
Wed, Mar 25, 1998 @ Indiana Pacers Win 86 - 81
Fri, Mar 27, 1998 @ Orlando Magic Loss 75 - 100
Sun, Mar 29, 1998 @ Miami Heat Loss 77 - 109
Tue, Mar 31, 1998 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 86 - 97
Thu, Apr 2, 1998 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 94 - 104
Fri, Apr 3, 1998 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 87 - 107
Sun, Apr 5, 1998 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 94 - 109
Tue, Apr 7, 1998 @ Denver Nuggets Win 104 - 87
Thu, Apr 9, 1998 @ Golden State Warriors Win 93 - 89
Fri, Apr 10, 1998 @ Sacramento Kings Win 97 - 85
Sun, Apr 12, 1998 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 95 - 103
Tue, Apr 14, 1998 vs Denver Nuggets Win 94 - 88
Fri, Apr 17, 1998 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Loss 95 - 102
Sun, Apr 19, 1998 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 93 - 123
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 2 - 3)
Thu, Apr 23, 1998 @ Utah Jazz Win 103 - 90
Sat, Apr 25, 1998 @ Utah Jazz Loss 90 - 105
Wed, Apr 29, 1998 vs Utah Jazz Win 89 - 85
Fri, May 1, 1998 vs Utah Jazz Loss 71 - 93
Sun, May 3, 1998 @ Utah Jazz Loss 70 - 84

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