The Houston Rockets is Houston, Texas based an American professional basketball team. Houston Rockets team plays in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was established in the year 1967, and played in San Diego, California for four years, before they moved to Houston.
In their debut season, the Rockets won only 15 games. But after drafting Elvin Hayes first overall in the year1969 NBA Draft, Rockets made their first appearance in the playoffs in 1969. Moses Malone was acquired to replace Elvin Hayes, after Hayes was traded. Malone won two MVPs during his time in Houston for Rockets, and he led the Rockets to the conference finals in his first year with the Rockets. Malone also took the Rockets to the NBA Finals in the year 1981, but unfortunately they were defeated in six games by the Boston Celtics.
In the year 1984, they drafted future Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, who led Rockets to the 1986 years� Finals in his second year, where they lost again to Boston. In the next seven seasons, Rockets lost in the first round of the playoffs consecutive five times. They did not win their first championship until the year 1994, when Olajuwon led them to the championship, and 1995.