1978-79 Houston Rockets Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-35
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-2 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Atlanta Hawks 2-0
Coach: Tom Nissalke (47-35)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 434,400, Avg. 10,595 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Houston Rockets Statistics
1978-79 Houston Rockets Results

The Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 47 wins and 35 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

Houston racked up 9,297 points and conceded 9,217. Moses Malone tossed in a team-best 2,031 points for the Rockets, while Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich scored 18 or more per game also. Moses Malone contributed 1,444 boards. Rick Barry dished out 502 assists for the squad.

On defense, Calvin Murphy added 117 steals.

Tom Nissalke coached the team. The 1978-79 Houston Rockets lost in the conference first round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Tom BarkerC-FMarch 11, 19556'11"225HawaiiHarlingen, TX USA
Rick BarryFMarch 28, 19446'7"205Miami (FL)Elizabeth, NJ USA
Alonzo BradleyFOctober 16, 19536'6"190Texas SouthernUtica, MS USA
E.C. ColemanFSeptember 25, 19506'8"225Houston BaptistFlora, MS USA
Jacky DorseyFDecember 18, 19546'7"230GeorgiaAtlanta, GA USA
Mike DunleavyGMarch 21, 19546'2"180South CarolinaBrooklyn, NY USA
Dwight JonesF-CFebruary 27, 19526'10"210HoustonHouston, TX USA
Moses MaloneC-FMarch 23, 19556'10"215nonePetersburg, VA USA
Calvin MurphyGMay 9, 19485'9"165NiagaraNorwalk, CT USA
Mike NewlinG-FJanuary 2, 19496'4"200UtahPortland, OR USA
Robert ReidF-GAugust 30, 19556'8"205St. Mary's (TX)Atlanta, GA USA
Rudy TomjanovichFNovember 24, 19486'8"218MichiganHamtramck, MI USA
Slick WattsGJuly 22, 19516'1"175Xavier (LA)Rolling Fork, MS USA


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