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The 2006–07 Houston Rockets season was the 40th season of the Houston Rockets franchise in the NBA. The team ended the regular season with a 52–30 record and a 3rd-place finish in the Southwest.[1] The Rockets faced the Utah Jazz in the playoffs, losing the series in seven games.

2006–07 Houston Rockets season
Head coachJeff Van Gundy
General managerCarroll Dawson
Owner(s)Leslie Alexander
ArenaToyota Center
Results
Record52–30 (.634)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Jazz 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFSN Houston, KNWS
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

With the playoff loss, the Rockets made the decision to fire head coach Jeff Van Gundy on May 18, 2007. Five days later, former San Diego Rockets (now the Houston Rockets) player Rick Adelman was hired in Van Gundy's position.[2]

Like the previous two seasons, Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming once again were selected to play in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas. However, McGrady was the only team representative as Yao did not play due to an injury. It was Yao's fifth All-Star appearance and the last of seven All-Star appearances for McGrady as later injuries began to slow him down and eventually limit his playing time.

Pre-seasonEdit

NBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club
1 8 Rudy Gay (traded to Memphis) Forward   United States Connecticut
2 32 Steve Novak Forward   United States Marquette

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Dallas Mavericks 67 15 .817 - 36–5 31–10 14–2
x-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 9 31–10 27–14 10–6
x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 15 28–13 24–17 8–8
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 39 43 .476 28 24–17 15–26 6–10
Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45 14–27 8–33 2–14
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Dallas Mavericks 67 15 .817 -
2 y-Phoenix Suns 61 21 .744 6
3 x-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 9
4 y-Utah Jazz 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 15
6 x-Denver Nuggets 45 37 .549 22
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 42 40 .512 25
8 x-Golden State Warriors 42 40 .512 25
9 Los Angeles Clippers 40 42 .488 27
10 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 39 43 .476 28
11 Sacramento Kings 33 49 .402 34
12 Portland Trail Blazers 32 50 .390 35
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 32 50 .390 35
14 Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 36
15 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1

RosterEdit

Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 12   Alston, Rafer 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Fresno State
F 31   Battier, Shane 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
F 44   Hayes, Chuck 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kentucky
G 2   Head, Luther 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Illinois
F 5   Howard, Juwan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
G 15   Lucas, John 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Oklahoma State
G/F 1   McGrady, Tracy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mt. Zion Christian Academy (HS)
C 55   Mutombo, Dikembe 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Georgetown
F 20   Novak, Steve 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Marquette
G/F 13   Snyder, Kirk 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nevada
G 10   Spanoulis, Vassilis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Greece
G 3   Sura, Bob   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Florida State
C 25   Tsakalidis, Jake 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Republic of Georgia
G/F 6   Wells, Bonzi 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Ball State
C 11   Yao Ming 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 310 lb (141 kg) China
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster

Roster notesEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Rafer Alston 82 82 37.1 .375 .363 .734 3.4 5.4 1.6 .1 13.3
Shane Battier 82 82 36.4 .446 .421 .779 4.1 2.1 1.0 .7 10.1
Chuck Hayes 78 43 22.0 .573 . .618 6.7 .6 .9 .2 5.6
Luther Head 80 10 27.6 .437 .441 .790 3.2 2.4 1.0 .1 10.9
Juwan Howard 80 38 26.5 .465 . .824 5.9 1.6 .4 .1 9.7
John Lucas III 47 0 8.1 .397 .254 .789 .8 .7 .4 .0 3.3
Tracy McGrady 71 71 35.8 .431 .331 .707 5.3 6.5 1.3 .5 24.6
Yao Ming 48 48 33.8 .516 .000 .862 9.4 2.0 .4 2.0 25.0
Dikembe Mutombo 75 33 17.2 .556 . .690 6.5 .2 .3 1.0 3.1
Steve Novak 35 1 5.5 .360 .333 1.000 .7 .2 .1 .0 1.5
Scott Padgett 24 0 8.3 .306 .276 .545 1.9 .3 .2 .1 1.8
Kirk Snyder 39 1 14.4 .452 .250 .653 2.1 1.0 .3 .3 4.9
Vassilis Spanoulis 31 0 8.8 .319 .172 .810 .7 .9 .2 .0 2.7
Jake Tsakalidis 13 0 10.2 .409 . .800 3.1 .2 .1 .1 2.3
Bonzi Wells 28 1 21.1 .411 .143 .561 4.3 1.1 .9 .5 7.8

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Rafer Alston 7 7 44.1 .338 .320 .769 6.9 5.0 1.9 .4 10.9
Shane Battier 7 7 38.9 .451 .442 .875 2.6 2.1 1.7 1.0 10.3
Chuck Hayes 7 7 28.1 .706 .000 .400 6.4 .4 1.3 .4 3.7
Luther Head 7 0 20.1 .306 .261 .500 2.7 1.1 .4 .3 4.6
Juwan Howard 7 0 22.4 .400 . .636 4.4 1.0 .7 .0 5.0
John Lucas III 2 0 4.0 .000 .000 . .0 .0 .5 .0 .0
Tracy McGrady 7 7 40.0 .394 .250 .737 5.9 7.3 .7 .9 25.3
Yao Ming 7 7 37.1 .440 . .880 10.3 .9 .1 .7 25.1
Dikembe Mutombo 7 0 5.7 1.000 . 1.000 1.6 .1 .0 .4 1.3
Kirk Snyder 3 0 3.0 .333 .000 . .3 .0 .0 .0 .7
Vassilis Spanoulis 1 0 3.0 .500 . 1.000 1.0 1.0 .0 .0 4.0
Jake Tsakalidis 1 0 3.0 . . 1.000 4.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0


AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Houston Rockets News, Schedule, etc ESPN.com, accessed June 12, 2008
  2. ^ Houston Rockets and Jeff Van Gundy to Part Ways, nba.com, accessed June 12, 2008

External linksEdit