1996-97 Houston Rockets Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 57-25
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 9-7 Lost conference finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Minnesota Timberwolves 3-0
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Seattle Supersonics 4-3
Conference Finals - Lost to Utah Jazz 4-2
Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich (57-25)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 667,685, Avg. 16,285 in 41 home dates
1996-97 Houston Rockets Roster
1996-97 Houston Rockets Results

The Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-7.

The Rockets netted 8,248 points and allowed 7,881. Hakeem Olajuwon tossed in a team-best 1,810 points for Houston, while Clyde Drexler scored 16 or more per game, too. Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley each racked up 716 boards. Clyde Drexler dished out 354 assists for the squad.

On defense, Clyde Drexler added 119 steals, and Hakeem Olajuwon swatted 173 opponent shot attempts.

Rudy Tomjanovich coached the team. The 1996-97 Houston Rockets lost in the conference finals.

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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Hakeem OlajuwonC7878285214267271654463511735437162361171732812491810
Clyde DrexlerG-F62622271899397335119268201118255373354119361561511114
Charles BarkleyF535320096923352055841528821250471624869251511531016
Mario ElieG-F78772687585291286120231207601752353109212135200909
Kevin WillisF-C75321964728350142202140146415561714232119216842
Matt MaloneyG82822386615271381154937119141160303821122125767
Matt BullardF71121025284114183673425131041176721183868320
Sam MackF-G52109042621051424742352086106582964267292
Eddie JohnsonF-G242607226101103404135247498351013048277
Othella HarringtonF-C5718602041123081497512319818122257112273
Randy LivingstonG64098122910022965423262941553912102107251
Brent PriceG2503901054453172121101929651703234126
Tracy MooreG-F2712378533431131221115262050141999
Sedale ThreattG2103347428208865192440153132970
Emanual DavisG1302305424271285220222692172065
Elmer BennettG40166231650114200110
Charles JonesF-C120935200005813324084
Joe StephensF209513100213030333

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Hakeem OlajuwonC787836.651.031.378.
Clyde DrexlerG-F626236.644.235.575.
Charles BarkleyF535337.948.428.369.44.09.513.
Mario ElieG-F787734.449.742.
Kevin WillisF-C753226.248.114.369.
Matt MaloneyG828229.144.140.476.
Matt BullardF711214.440.136.673.
Sam MackF-G521017.440.
Eddie JohnsonF-G24225.344.738.885.
Othella HarringtonF-C57115.
Randy LivingstonG64015.343.740.964.
Brent PriceG25015.641.932.1100.
Tracy MooreG-F2718.838.825.671.
Sedale ThreattG21015.937.840.
Emanual DavisG13017.744.444.462.
Elmer BennettG404.033.333.383.
Charles JonesF-C1207.840.
Joe StephensF204.520.

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Hakeem OlajuwonC166292491473010476461281745433414661370
Clyde DrexlerG-F16623241105102385442256489772673652290
Charles BarkleyF1660519886381113410364128192541974352286
Mario ElieG-F165981165460246252193756611443052184
Matt MaloneyG165261536110843211411819501033831179
Eddie JohnsonF-G1628411748471424231521361050717133
Kevin WillisF-C16295953810382622537511942247102
Sedale ThreattG16266562230986215174864123559
Othella HarringtonF-C7152100107134000219
Matt BullardF27222200112000016
Randy LivingstonG215411100000410113
Charles JonesF-C12000000000100000

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Hakeem OlajuwonC1639.359.
Clyde DrexlerG-F1638.943.637.377.
Charles BarkleyF1637.843.428.976.
Mario ElieG-F1637.446.640.
Matt MaloneyG1632.939.939.866.
Eddie JohnsonF-G1617.841.029.895.
Kevin WillisF-C1618.440.
Sedale ThreattG1616.639.330.
Othella HarringtonF-C72.
Matt BullardF23.5100.0100.
Randy LivingstonG27.525.0100.
Charles JonesF-C12.


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