Nicknamed the “Twin Towers”, they led the team to the 1986 NBA Finals—the second NBA Finals appearance in franchise history—where Houston was again defeated by Larry Bird and the 67-win Boston Celtics.
Who did the Rockets beat in 95?
In the Finals, they swept the Orlando Magic in four straight games, and won their second consecutive championship, with Olajuwon being named Finals MVP for the second straight year. As the 6th seed in the 1995 playoffs, the Rockets are the lowest-seeded team to win an NBA championship.
Who won the 94 95 NBA Finals?
The Western Conference champion Houston Rockets played the Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks for the championship, with the Rockets holding home-court advantage in the best-of-seven series. The Rockets defeated the Knicks 4 games to 3 to win the team’s first NBA championship.
Who won the 1996 NBA Finals?
Who won the 1998 NBA Finals?
The Rockets have won two National Basketball Association (NBA) championships (1994 and 1995) and four Western Conference titles. The team was founded as the San Diego Rockets in 1967 and moved to Houston in 1971 after four losing seasons.
Who won the 1992 NBA Finals?
Jordan abruptly retired from basketball before the 1993–94 NBA season to play Minor League Baseball but returned to the Bulls in March 1995 and led them to three more championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular season wins in the 1995–96 NBA season.
Who did Hakeem Olajuwon beat in the finals?
The next year, Olajuwon and Sampson powered the Rockets into the 1986 NBA Finals. On the way there, they defeated the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers in a five-game Western Conference Finals. In the series’ final three games, Olajuwon scored 40, 35 and 30 points to lead the Rockets.
Who won the 2000 NBA Finals?
Los Angeles Lakers