1994–95 Houston Rockets season

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    The 1994–95 NBA year was the Rockets’ 28th season in the National Basketball Association, also 24th season in Houston. [1] After winning their first championship, the Rockets went on to win their first nine matches of this year. But with greater competition in the West, management felt that a change was required to win another title. On February 14, the Rockets traded Otis Thorpe to the Portland Trail Blazers for All-Star guard Clyde Drexler, a former teammate of Hakeem Olajuwon at the University of Houston. But after the transaction, the Rockets fought in the second half of this season posting a list of 17–18 on their way to finishing third in the Midwest Division with a 47–35 record. Olajuwon was selected for the 1995 NBA All-Star Game.
    In the playoffs, the Rockets confronted the 3rd-seeded Utah Jazz in the first round. The Jazz would take a 2–1 series guide, however, the Rockets went on to win the series in five matches. In the semifinals, they faced the Phoenix Suns for the 2nd consecutive year. The Rockets was able to conquer the Suns in seven games ahead of the Western Conference Finals. In Texas Western Conference, they confronted the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. The two teams lacked home court advantage in the series, just winning on the street until the Rockets won Game 6 in The Summit and advanced to the NBA Finals. From the Finals, they swept the Orlando Magic in four consecutive matches, and won their second successive championship. Following this year, Vernon Maxwell signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Tracy Murray left in the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.

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