Houston Rockets

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Houston Rockets
First Season
Team History
Houston Rockets (1971-present)
San Diego Rockets (1967-71)
National Basketball Association (1967–present)
  • Western Conference (1970-72, 1980–present)
    • Southwest Division (2004–present)
    • Midwest Division (1980-2004)
    • Pacific Division (1970-72)
  • Eastern Conference (1972-80)
    • Central Division (1972-80)
  • Western Division (1967-70)
Toyota Center (2003-present)
Compaq Center (1975-2003)
Hofheinz Pavilion (1971-75)
HemisFair Arena (1972-73)
San Diego Sports Arena (1967-71)

The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston. The Rockets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The franchise was established in 1967 as the expansion San Diego Rockets and moved to Houston in 1971.


Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
San Diego Rockets
1967-68 Regular Season (1 • 2) n/a San Diego International Sports Center
February 27, 1969 Regular Season Cincinnati Royals San Diego International Sports Center
1969-70 Regular Season n/a San Diego International Sports Center
1970-71 Regular Season n/a San Diego Sports Arena
Houston Rockets
1971-72 Regular Season Baltimore Bullets Hofheinz Pavilion
Regular Season Cincinnati Royals Hofheinz Pavilion
1973-74 Regular Season Chicago Bulls Hofheinz Pavilion
1993-94 NBA Finals New York Knicks Madison Square Garden, The Summit
1994-95 NBA Finals Orlando Magic Orlando Arena, The Summit
1997-98 Regular Season n/a The Summit

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1960s 1967-68 • 1969-70
1970s 1970-71 • 1971-72 • 1972-73 • 1973-74 • 1974-75 • 1976-77 • 1978-79 • 1979-80
1980s 1982-83 • 1983-84 • 1984-85 • 1985-86 • 1987-88 • 1988-89 • 1989-90
1990s 1990-91 • 1991-92 • 1992-93 • 1993-94 • 1995-96 • 1997-98
2010s 2015-16 • 2016-17 • 2017-18 • 2018-19 • 2019-20


1990s 1993-94
National Basketball Association (2020-21)
Eastern Conference Atlantic Central Southeast
Boston Celtics (TD Garden)
Brooklyn Nets (Barclays Center)
New York Knicks (Madison Square Garden)
Philadelphia 76ers (Wells Fargo Center)
Toronto Raptors (Scotiabank Arena)
Chicago Bulls (United Center)
Cleveland Cavaliers (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)
Detroit Pistons (Little Caesars Arena)
Indiana Pacers (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
Milwaukee Bucks (Fiserv Forum)
Atlanta Hawks (State Farm Arena)
Charlotte Hornets (Spectrum Center)
Miami Heat (American Airlines Arena)
Orlando Magic (Amway Center)
Washington Wizards (Capital One Arena)
Western Conference Northwest Pacific Southwest
Denver Nuggets (Ball Arena)
Minnesota Timberwolves (Target Center)
Oklahoma City Thunder (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Portland Trail Blazers (Moda Center)
Utah Jazz (Vivint Smart Home Arena)
Golden State Warriors (Chase Center)
Los Angeles Clippers (Staples Center)
Los Angeles Lakers (Staples Center)
Phoenix Suns (PHX Arena)
Sacramento Kings (Golden 1 Center)
Dallas Mavericks (American Airlines Center)
Houston Rockets (Toyota Center)
Memphis Grizzlies (FedExForum)
New Orleans Pelicans (Smoothie King Center)
San Antonio Spurs (AT&T Center)
Defunct franchises All defunct franchises
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