1977-78 Houston Rockets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 28-54
Finishing 6th in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Tom Nissalke (28-54)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 384,905, Avg. 9,388 in 41 home dates
1977-78 Houston Rockets Statistics
1977-78 Houston Rockets Results

The Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 28 wins and 54 losses, finishing sixth in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

Houston scored 8,513 points and allowed 8,841. Calvin Murphy tossed in a team-best 1,949 points for the Rockets, and Moses Malone contributed 17 or more per game, too. Moses Malone accounted for 886 boards. John Lucas dished out 768 assists for the squad.

Defensively, John Lucas added 160 steals.

Tom Nissalke coached the team.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Zaid Abdul-AzizC-FApril 7, 19466'9"230Iowa StateBrooklyn, NY USA
Ron BehagenF-CJanuary 14, 19516'9"185MinnesotaNew York, NY USA
Phil BondGJuly 27, 19546'2"175LouisvilleLouisville, KY USA
Alonzo BradleyFOctober 16, 19536'6"190Texas SouthernUtica, MS USA
Mike DunleavyGMarch 21, 19546'2"180South CarolinaBrooklyn, NY USA
John JohnsonFOctober 18, 19476'7"200IowaCarthage, MS USA
Dwight JonesF-CFebruary 27, 19526'10"210HoustonHouston, TX USA
Robin JonesF-CFebruary 2, 19546'9"225St. LouisSt. Louis, MO USA
Kevin KunnertC-FNovember 11, 19516'11"230IowaDubuque, IA USA
C.J. KupecF-CJanuary 16, 19536'6"220MichiganOak Lawn, IL USA
John LucasGOctober 31, 19536'2"175MarylandDurham, NC USA
Moses MaloneC-FMarch 23, 19556'10"215nonePetersburg, VA USA
Larry MoffettFNovember 5, 19546'8"210UNLVMobile, AL USA
Calvin MurphyGMay 9, 19485'9"165NiagaraNorwalk, CT USA
Mike NewlinG-FJanuary 2, 19496'4"200UtahPortland, OR USA
Ed RatleffF-GMarch 29, 19506'6"195Long Beach StateBellefontaine, OH USA
Robert ReidF-GAugust 30, 19556'8"205St. Mary's (TX)Atlanta, GA USA
Rudy TomjanovichFNovember 24, 19486'8"218MichiganHamtramck, MI USA
Rudy WhiteGJune 23, 19536'2"195Arizona StateSilver City, NM USA



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