Everything You Need to Know About the Houston Rockets’ 2015-16 NBA Season

October 22nd, 2015 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »

The 2014-15 campaign might not have ended in a championship for the Houston Rockets, but it would be hard to describe it as disappointing. Not tagged as a contender coming in, Clutch City lived up to its billing and pulled off a No. 2 seed and a Western Conference Finals appearance.

They did so while overcoming a litany of injuries, and that didn’t end just because the playoffs started. Sans starting point guard Patrick Beverley and sometimes-starting power forward Donatas Motiejunas, the Rockets rallied for one of the most epic comebacks in NBA history.

Down 3-1 in their second-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers and trailing by 19, Houston battled back to win Game 5. They then proceeded to take Games 6 and 7, eliminating L.A. in the process. While Houston lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, Rockets fans will nostalgically remember the second-round series forever.

Posterity wants to record it as a Clippers collapse; the Rockets are setting out to prove that narrative is false—that the comeback was a statement of things to come.



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