The Houston Rockets play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. This professional basketball team hails from Houston, Texas and was established in 1967. The team originally was from San Diego, California, but made the move to Houston four years after their inception. The team has experienced quite a few ups and downs. In fact, during the first year of the team’s existence they only won fifteen games. During the 1969 NBA Draft, the Rockets were lucky to obtain Elvin Hayes. It was during 1969 that the Rockets made it to the playoffs for the very first time. Soon after Elvin Hayes was traded, the team acquired the talent of Moses Malone. Moses Malone was later named as Most Valuable Player two times. Malone also led the team to the NBA Finals only to be beaten by the Boston Celtics.
The current head coach of the Houston Rockets is Kevin McHale. During the time that the Rockets made it to the NBA playoffs, Kevin McHale was a player of the Boston Celtics. During 1984 the team gained Hakeem Olajuwon. Hakeem Olajuwon paired with Ralph Sampson helped the team win many victories over their foes. The duo was dubbed as the Twin Towers. The Twin Towers helped lead the team back to the NBA Finals only to lose again to the powerhouse players of the 1986 Boston Celtics. For the following seven seasons, the Rockets were unable to make it past the first round of the playoffs. Ralph Sampson was injured and unable to play during these devastating loses. It was not long after that Ralph Sampson was traded. During 1994 fought vigorously in order to make it to the NBA Finals. Hakeem Olajuwon lead his team to an astounding victory over the skills of Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks. A large number of the members of the championship team were traded in order to obtain Charles Barkley. It was during the same time that the uniforms of the team dramatically changed. Since 1994, team has been unable to make it to the NBA Finals.
The Houston Rockets were unable to make it back to the playoffs until the team drafted Yao Ming. It was not until 2009 until the team made it back into the first round of the playoffs. Yao Ming retired in 2011 and since then the team has been struggling to rebuild their team. This has not stopped fans from pouring into the home arena of the Houston Rockets to show their support for the team. You could be one of the cheering fans thanks to Tickget. Tickget provides a comprehensive schedule of all of the NBA teams, including the Houston Rockets. Fans can also book tickets all in the same place. Getting to the game has never been so affordable or easy. Let Tickget transform you from a couch potato into a hardcore diehard Houston Rockets fan. Don’t spend another NBA season sitting in front of your flat screen when you could be showing your loyalty to the Houston Rockets.