1986-87 Houston Rockets Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 42-40
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 5-5 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated Portland Trail Blazers 3-1
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Seattle Supersonics 4-2
Coach: Bill Fitch (42-40)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 660,175, Avg. 16,102 in 41 home dates
1986-87 Houston Rockets Statistics
1986-87 Houston Rockets Roster

The Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1986-87 season with a record of 42 wins and 40 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-5.

The Rockets tossed in 8,765 points and surrendered 8,683. Hakeem Olajuwon scored a team-best 1,755 points for Houston and racked up 858 rebounds. Rodney McCray dished out 434 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Hakeem Olajuwon added 140 steals and swatted a team-best 254 opponent shot attempts.

Bill Fitch coached the team. The 1986-87 Houston Rockets lost in the conference semifinals.

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Regular Season Points For: 8765
Regular Season Points Against: 8683

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 1, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers 102 at Houston Rockets 112 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
November 4, 1986 Houston Rockets 100 at Sacramento Kings 84 W 1-0 1-0 2-0
November 6, 1986 Los Angeles Clippers 104 at Houston Rockets 97 L 1-1 1-0 2-1
November 8, 1986 Sacramento Kings 90 at Houston Rockets 102 W 2-1 1-0 3-1
November 11, 1986 San Antonio Spurs 95 at Houston Rockets 116 W 3-1 1-0 4-1
November 12, 1986 Houston Rockets 85 at Dallas Mavericks 114 L 3-1 1-1 4-2
November 16, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Houston Rockets 134 W 4-1 1-1 5-2
November 18, 1986 Portland Trail Blazers 115 at Houston Rockets 111 L 4-2 1-1 5-3 OT
November 20, 1986 Utah Jazz 90 at Houston Rockets 104 W 5-2 1-1 6-3
November 21, 1986 Houston Rockets 99 at Washington Bullets 115 L 5-2 1-2 6-4
November 23, 1986 Houston Rockets 104 at Philadelphia 76ers 114 L 5-2 1-3 6-5
November 25, 1986 Houston Rockets 93 at New York Knicks 102 L 5-2 1-4 6-6
November 26, 1986 Houston Rockets 92 at Indiana Pacers 88 W 5-2 2-4 7-6
November 29, 1986 New Jersey Nets 102 at Houston Rockets 97 L 5-3 2-4 7-7
December 2, 1986 Houston Rockets 99 at Golden State Warriors 104 L 5-3 2-5 7-8
December 4, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 109 at Houston Rockets 93 L 5-4 2-5 7-9
December 6, 1986 Seattle Supersonics 136 at Houston Rockets 80 L 5-5 2-5 7-10
December 10, 1986 Houston Rockets 117 at Phoenix Suns 109 W 5-5 3-5 8-10
December 11, 1986 Golden State Warriors 111 at Houston Rockets 104 L 5-6 3-5 8-11
December 13, 1986 Sacramento Kings 106 at Houston Rockets 119 W 6-6 3-5 9-11
December 16, 1986 Phoenix Suns 106 at Houston Rockets 102 L 6-7 3-5 9-12
December 18, 1986 Houston Rockets 100 at Seattle Supersonics 114 L 6-7 3-6 9-13
December 19, 1986 Houston Rockets 112 at Portland Trail Blazers 115 L 6-7 3-7 9-14
December 21, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers 103 at Houston Rockets 96 L 6-8 3-7 9-15
December 23, 1986 Los Angeles Clippers 96 at Houston Rockets 121 W 7-8 3-7 10-15
December 26, 1986 Houston Rockets 111 at Los Angeles Lakers 134 L 7-8 3-8 10-16
December 27, 1986 Houston Rockets 96 at Utah Jazz 103 L 7-8 3-9 10-17
December 30, 1986 Houston Rockets 105 at Los Angeles Clippers 102 W 7-8 4-9 11-17
January 2, 1987 Houston Rockets 114 at Denver Nuggets 111 W 7-8 5-9 12-17
January 3, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 114 at Houston Rockets 138 W 8-8 5-9 13-17
January 6, 1987 Houston Rockets 100 at Golden State Warriors 118 L 8-8 5-10 13-18
January 8, 1987 Indiana Pacers 96 at Houston Rockets 110 W 9-8 5-10 14-18
January 10, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 96 at Houston Rockets 106 W 10-8 5-10 15-18
January 13, 1987 Phoenix Suns 100 at Houston Rockets 118 W 11-8 5-10 16-18
January 15, 1987 Houston Rockets 107 at Chicago Bulls 96 W 11-8 6-10 17-18
January 16, 1987 Houston Rockets 112 at Detroit Pistons 106 W 11-8 7-10 18-18
January 18, 1987 Houston Rockets 99 at Boston Celtics 122 L 11-8 7-11 18-19
January 19, 1987 Houston Rockets 127 at Cleveland Cavaliers 103 W 11-8 8-11 19-19
January 21, 1987 Houston Rockets 111 at San Antonio Spurs 91 W 11-8 9-11 20-19
January 23, 1987 New York Knicks 95 at Houston Rockets 109 W 12-8 9-11 21-19
January 24, 1987 Washington Bullets 92 at Houston Rockets 115 W 13-8 9-11 22-19
January 27, 1987 Utah Jazz 92 at Houston Rockets 88 L 13-9 9-11 22-20
January 29, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 99 at Houston Rockets 93 L 13-10 9-11 22-21
February 1, 1987 Houston Rockets 106 at Atlanta Hawks 104 W 13-10 10-11 23-21
February 3, 1987 Denver Nuggets 107 at Houston Rockets 105 L 13-11 10-11 23-22
February 5, 1987 Golden State Warriors 110 at Houston Rockets 120 W 14-11 10-11 24-22
February 10, 1987 San Antonio Spurs 92 at Houston Rockets 115 W 15-11 10-11 25-22
February 12, 1987 Houston Rockets 121 at New Jersey Nets 99 W 15-11 11-11 26-22
February 14, 1987 Houston Rockets 101 at Milwaukee Bucks 116 L 15-11 11-12 26-23
February 16, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 100 at Houston Rockets 105 W 16-11 11-12 27-23
February 19, 1987 Boston Celtics 99 at Houston Rockets 92 L 16-12 11-12 27-24
February 21, 1987 Utah Jazz 81 at Houston Rockets 94 W 17-12 11-12 28-24
February 23, 1987 Denver Nuggets 108 at Houston Rockets 124 W 18-12 11-12 29-24
February 24, 1987 Houston Rockets 105 at Denver Nuggets 134 L 18-12 11-13 29-25
February 26, 1987 Houston Rockets 85 at Utah Jazz 84 W 18-12 12-13 30-25
March 1, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 102 at Houston Rockets 97 L 18-13 12-13 30-26
March 2, 1987 Houston Rockets 105 at San Antonio Spurs 100 W 18-13 13-13 31-26
March 4, 1987 Houston Rockets 108 at Sacramento Kings 102 W 18-13 14-13 32-26 OT
March 5, 1987 Houston Rockets 96 at Golden State Warriors 105 L 18-13 14-14 32-27
March 7, 1987 Houston Rockets 115 at Seattle Supersonics 118 L 18-13 14-15 32-28
March 8, 1987 Houston Rockets 93 at Portland Trail Blazers 119 L 18-13 14-16 32-29
March 10, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 136 at Houston Rockets 127 L 18-14 14-16 32-30 2OT
March 12, 1987 San Antonio Spurs 112 at Houston Rockets 121 W 19-14 14-16 33-30
March 14, 1987 Houston Rockets 109 at Dallas Mavericks 118 L 19-14 14-17 33-31
March 16, 1987 Chicago Bulls 96 at Houston Rockets 97 W 20-14 14-17 34-31
March 18, 1987 Houston Rockets 113 at Phoenix Suns 91 W 20-14 15-17 35-31
March 20, 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 98 at Houston Rockets 126 W 21-14 15-17 36-31
March 21, 1987 Houston Rockets 108 at Utah Jazz 125 L 21-14 15-18 36-32
March 23, 1987 Detroit Pistons 114 at Houston Rockets 110 L 21-15 15-18 36-33
March 24, 1987 Houston Rockets 97 at San Antonio Spurs 103 L 21-15 15-19 36-34
March 26, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 104 at Houston Rockets 119 W 22-15 15-19 37-34
March 28, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 123 at Houston Rockets 109 L 22-16 15-19 37-35
March 31, 1987 Houston Rockets 96 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 L 22-16 15-20 37-36
April 1, 1987 Houston Rockets 104 at Phoenix Suns 117 L 22-16 15-21 37-37
April 4, 1987 Houston Rockets 108 at Sacramento Kings 120 L 22-16 15-22 37-38
April 6, 1987 Houston Rockets 114 at Portland Trail Blazers 108 W 22-16 16-22 38-38
April 7, 1987 Houston Rockets 102 at Los Angeles Clippers 84 W 22-16 17-22 39-38
April 9, 1987 Sacramento Kings 102 at Houston Rockets 112 W 23-16 17-22 40-38
April 11, 1987 Denver Nuggets 103 at Houston Rockets 113 W 24-16 17-22 41-38
April 15, 1987 Houston Rockets 107 at Dallas Mavericks 113 L 24-16 17-23 41-39
April 17, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 99 at Houston Rockets 121 W 25-16 17-23 42-39
April 18, 1987 Houston Rockets 117 at Denver Nuggets 126 L 25-16 17-24 42-40
April 24, 1987 Houston Rockets 125 at Portland Trail Blazers 115 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
April 26, 1987 Houston Rockets 98 at Portland Trail Blazers 111 L 0-0 1-1 1-1
April 28, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 108 at Houston Rockets 117 W 1-0 1-1 2-1
April 30, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 101 at Houston Rockets 113 W 2-0 1-1 3-1
May 2, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 111 at Houston Rockets 106 L 2-1 1-1 3-2 OT
May 5, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 99 at Houston Rockets 97 L 2-2 1-1 3-3
May 7, 1987 Houston Rockets 102 at Seattle Supersonics 84 W 2-2 2-1 4-3
May 9, 1987 Houston Rockets 102 at Seattle Supersonics 117 L 2-2 2-2 4-4
May 12, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 107 at Houston Rockets 112 W 3-2 2-2 5-4
May 14, 1987 Houston Rockets 125 at Seattle Supersonics 128 L 3-2 2-3 5-5 2OT


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