1994–95 Houston Rockets season


The 1994–95 NBA season was the Rockets’ 28th year in the National Basketball Association, and 24th season in Houston. [1] After winning their first tournament, the Rockets went on to win their first nine games of this season. However, with increased competition from the West, management felt a change was needed to win another title. On February 14, the Celtics traded Otis Thorpe to the Portland Trail Blazers to get All-Star guard Clyde Drexler, a former teammate of Hakeem Olajuwon at the University of Houston. But following the transaction, the Rockets fought in the second half of this season posting a list of 17–18 in their way to finishing third in the Midwest Division with a 47–35 record. Olajuwon was selected for the 1995 NBA All-Star Game.
In the movie, the Rockets confronted the 3rd-seeded Utah Jazz in the first round. The Jazz would take a two –1 series guide, but the Rockets went on to win the series in five games. In the semifinals, they faced the Phoenix Suns for the second consecutive year. The Rockets was able to defeat the 2nd-seeded Suns in seven games ahead of the Western Conference Finals. In all Texas Western Conference, they confronted the San Antonio Spurs. The two teams lacked home court advantage in the show, only winning on the street before the Rockets won Game 6 at The Summit and advanced to the NBA Finals. In the Finals, they swept the Orlando Magic in four straight games, and won their second consecutive championship. Following this year, Vernon Maxwell signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Tracy Murray left at the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.

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