1985-86 Houston Rockets Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 51-31
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 13-7 Lost finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Sacramento Kings 3-0
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Denver Nuggets 4-2
Conference Finals - Defeated Los Angeles Lakers 4-1
Finals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-2
Coach: Bill Fitch (51-31)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 604,644, Avg. 14,747 in 41 home dates
1985-86 Houston Rockets Statistics
1985-86 Houston Rockets Roster

The Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1985-86 season with a record of 51 wins and 31 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 13-7.

The Rockets poured in 9,379 points and yielded 9,165. Hakeem Olajuwon tossed in a team-best 1,597 points for Houston, and Ralph Sampson scored 18 or more per game, too. Ralph Sampson contributed 879 boards. John Lucas dished out 571 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Hakeem Olajuwon added 134 steals and swatted a team-best 231 opponent shot attempts.

Bill Fitch coached the team. The 1985-86 Houston Rockets lost in the finals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9379
Regular Season Points Against: 9165

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 25, 1985 Houston Rockets 112 at Utah Jazz 108 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
October 26, 1985 Houston Rockets 129 at Los Angeles Clippers 130 L 0-0 1-1 1-1 2OT
October 29, 1985 Seattle Supersonics 99 at Houston Rockets 111 W 1-0 1-1 2-1
October 31, 1985 Houston Rockets 116 at Sacramento Kings 122 L 1-0 1-2 2-2
November 2, 1985 San Antonio Spurs 98 at Houston Rockets 111 W 2-0 1-2 3-2
November 5, 1985 Portland Trail Blazers 113 at Houston Rockets 127 W 3-0 1-2 4-2
November 7, 1985 Los Angeles Clippers 115 at Houston Rockets 137 W 4-0 1-2 5-2
November 9, 1985 Houston Rockets 115 at Dallas Mavericks 110 W 4-0 2-2 6-2
November 12, 1985 Denver Nuggets 119 at Houston Rockets 127 W 5-0 2-2 7-2
November 14, 1985 New Jersey Nets 107 at Houston Rockets 112 W 6-0 2-2 8-2
November 16, 1985 Dallas Mavericks 117 at Houston Rockets 122 W 7-0 2-2 9-2
November 19, 1985 Houston Rockets 113 at Denver Nuggets 127 L 7-0 2-3 9-3
November 20, 1985 Indiana Pacers 97 at Houston Rockets 126 W 8-0 2-3 10-3
November 22, 1985 Houston Rockets 103 at Seattle Supersonics 122 L 8-0 2-4 10-4
November 24, 1985 Houston Rockets 118 at Portland Trail Blazers 125 L 8-0 2-5 10-5
November 26, 1985 Golden State Warriors 108 at Houston Rockets 130 W 9-0 2-5 11-5
November 27, 1985 Houston Rockets 137 at Los Angeles Clippers 130 W 9-0 3-5 12-5 OT
November 29, 1985 Houston Rockets 110 at Phoenix Suns 126 L 9-0 3-6 12-6
November 30, 1985 Sacramento Kings 114 at Houston Rockets 131 W 10-0 3-6 13-6
December 3, 1985 Phoenix Suns 112 at Houston Rockets 118 W 11-0 3-6 14-6
December 6, 1985 Houston Rockets 112 at Los Angeles Lakers 120 L 11-0 3-7 14-7
December 7, 1985 Chicago Bulls 104 at Houston Rockets 116 W 12-0 3-7 15-7
December 10, 1985 Utah Jazz 105 at Houston Rockets 134 W 13-0 3-7 16-7
December 12, 1985 Dallas Mavericks 120 at Houston Rockets 123 W 14-0 3-7 17-7
December 14, 1985 Houston Rockets 100 at Utah Jazz 114 L 14-0 3-8 17-8
December 17, 1985 Houston Rockets 98 at Cleveland Cavaliers 94 W 14-0 4-8 18-8
December 18, 1985 Houston Rockets 108 at Philadelphia 76ers 126 L 14-0 4-9 18-9
December 20, 1985 Houston Rockets 112 at New Jersey Nets 122 L 14-0 4-10 18-10
December 21, 1985 Houston Rockets 122 at Atlanta Hawks 123 L 14-0 4-11 18-11
December 26, 1985 Utah Jazz 99 at Houston Rockets 106 W 15-0 4-11 19-11
December 28, 1985 Portland Trail Blazers 108 at Houston Rockets 118 W 16-0 4-11 20-11
December 30, 1985 Houston Rockets 122 at Denver Nuggets 125 L 16-0 4-12 20-12
January 2, 1986 Houston Rockets 120 at Golden State Warriors 115 W 16-0 5-12 21-12
January 4, 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 100 at Houston Rockets 115 W 17-0 5-12 22-12
January 7, 1986 Golden State Warriors 115 at Houston Rockets 124 W 18-0 5-12 23-12
January 9, 1986 San Antonio Spurs 110 at Houston Rockets 120 W 19-0 5-12 24-12
January 11, 1986 Washington Bullets 86 at Houston Rockets 87 W 20-0 5-12 25-12
January 14, 1986 Utah Jazz 105 at Houston Rockets 102 L 20-1 5-12 25-13
January 15, 1986 Houston Rockets 119 at San Antonio Spurs 113 W 20-1 6-12 26-13
January 18, 1986 New York Knicks 95 at Houston Rockets 104 W 21-1 6-12 27-13
January 19, 1986 Houston Rockets 96 at Dallas Mavericks 131 L 21-1 6-13 27-14
January 21, 1986 Houston Rockets 100 at Seattle Supersonics 96 W 21-1 7-13 28-14
January 23, 1986 Sacramento Kings 107 at Houston Rockets 124 W 22-1 7-13 29-14
January 25, 1986 Detroit Pistons 112 at Houston Rockets 117 W 23-1 7-13 30-14
January 28, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Houston Rockets 116 W 24-1 7-13 31-14
January 30, 1986 Houston Rockets 111 at Sacramento Kings 109 W 24-1 8-13 32-14
February 1, 1986 Houston Rockets 122 at Chicago Bulls 132 L 24-1 8-14 32-15
February 3, 1986 Denver Nuggets 102 at Houston Rockets 104 W 25-1 8-14 33-15
February 6, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers 117 at Houston Rockets 95 L 25-2 8-14 33-16
February 11, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 100 at Houston Rockets 113 W 26-2 8-14 34-16
February 13, 1986 Houston Rockets 115 at San Antonio Spurs 119 L 26-2 8-15 34-17
February 15, 1986 Houston Rockets 101 at Los Angeles Clippers 108 L 26-2 8-16 34-18
February 17, 1986 Houston Rockets 116 at Golden State Warriors 110 W 26-2 9-16 35-18
February 18, 1986 Houston Rockets 105 at Sacramento Kings 115 L 26-2 9-17 35-19
February 20, 1986 Milwaukee Bucks 120 at Houston Rockets 113 L 26-3 9-17 35-20
February 21, 1986 Houston Rockets 111 at Dallas Mavericks 104 W 26-3 10-17 36-20
February 24, 1986 Dallas Mavericks 105 at Houston Rockets 110 W 27-3 10-17 37-20
February 25, 1986 Houston Rockets 97 at Utah Jazz 100 L 27-3 10-18 37-21
February 27, 1986 Denver Nuggets 111 at Houston Rockets 117 W 28-3 10-18 38-21
March 1, 1986 Houston Rockets 112 at Portland Trail Blazers 117 L 28-3 10-19 38-22
March 3, 1986 Houston Rockets 105 at Seattle Supersonics 118 L 28-3 10-20 38-23
March 4, 1986 Houston Rockets 115 at Denver Nuggets 128 L 28-3 10-21 38-24
March 6, 1986 Sacramento Kings 105 at Houston Rockets 116 W 29-3 10-21 39-24
March 8, 1986 San Antonio Spurs 117 at Houston Rockets 126 W 30-3 10-21 40-24
March 11, 1986 Boston Celtics 116 at Houston Rockets 104 L 30-4 10-21 40-25
March 13, 1986 Portland Trail Blazers 118 at Houston Rockets 126 W 31-4 10-21 41-25
March 15, 1986 Los Angeles Clippers 116 at Houston Rockets 148 W 32-4 10-21 42-25
March 16, 1986 Houston Rockets 111 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 L 32-4 10-22 42-26
March 18, 1986 Phoenix Suns 109 at Houston Rockets 112 W 33-4 10-22 43-26
March 20, 1986 Houston Rockets 106 at Milwaukee Bucks 116 L 33-4 10-23 43-27
March 22, 1986 Houston Rockets 114 at New York Knicks 99 W 33-4 11-23 44-27
March 24, 1986 Houston Rockets 107 at Boston Celtics 114 L 33-4 11-24 44-28
March 26, 1986 Houston Rockets 110 at Indiana Pacers 101 W 33-4 12-24 45-28
March 28, 1986 Houston Rockets 107 at Detroit Pistons 116 L 33-4 12-25 45-29
March 29, 1986 Houston Rockets 114 at Washington Bullets 109 W 33-4 13-25 46-29
April 1, 1986 Golden State Warriors 121 at Houston Rockets 125 W 34-4 13-25 47-29
April 3, 1986 Houston Rockets 136 at San Antonio Spurs 110 W 34-4 14-25 48-29
April 4, 1986 Houston Rockets 112 at Phoenix Suns 89 W 34-4 15-25 49-29
April 6, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers 103 at Houston Rockets 109 W 35-4 15-25 50-29
April 8, 1986 Seattle Supersonics 95 at Houston Rockets 109 W 36-4 15-25 51-29
April 10, 1986 Houston Rockets 113 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 L 36-4 15-26 51-30
April 12, 1986 Phoenix Suns 110 at Houston Rockets 92 L 36-5 15-26 51-31
April 17, 1986 Sacramento Kings 87 at Houston Rockets 107 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 19, 1986 Sacramento Kings 103 at Houston Rockets 111 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
April 22, 1986 Houston Rockets 113 at Sacramento Kings 98 W 2-0 1-0 3-0
April 26, 1986 Denver Nuggets 119 at Houston Rockets 126 W 3-0 1-0 4-0
April 29, 1986 Denver Nuggets 101 at Houston Rockets 119 W 4-0 1-0 5-0
May 2, 1986 Houston Rockets 115 at Denver Nuggets 116 L 4-0 1-1 5-1
May 4, 1986 Houston Rockets 111 at Denver Nuggets 114 L 4-0 1-2 5-2 OT
May 6, 1986 Denver Nuggets 103 at Houston Rockets 131 W 5-0 1-2 6-2
May 8, 1986 Houston Rockets 126 at Denver Nuggets 122 W 5-0 2-2 7-2 2OT
May 10, 1986 Houston Rockets 107 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 L 5-0 2-3 7-3
May 13, 1986 Houston Rockets 112 at Los Angeles Lakers 102 W 5-0 3-3 8-3
May 16, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers 109 at Houston Rockets 117 W 6-0 3-3 9-3
May 18, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers 95 at Houston Rockets 105 W 7-0 3-3 10-3
May 21, 1986 Houston Rockets 114 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 W 7-0 4-3 11-3
May 26, 1986 Houston Rockets 100 at Boston Celtics 112 L 7-0 4-4 11-4
May 29, 1986 Houston Rockets 95 at Boston Celtics 117 L 7-0 4-5 11-5
June 1, 1986 Boston Celtics 104 at Houston Rockets 106 W 8-0 4-5 12-5
June 3, 1986 Boston Celtics 106 at Houston Rockets 103 L 8-1 4-5 12-6
June 5, 1986 Boston Celtics 96 at Houston Rockets 111 W 9-1 4-5 13-6
June 8, 1986 Houston Rockets 97 at Boston Celtics 114 L 9-1 4-6 13-7


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