- 2007–08 Houston Rockets season
team = Houston Rockets
end_year = 2008
wins = 55
losses = 27
division = southwest
division_place = 3
conf_place = 5
arena = Toyota Center
playoffs = First Round
bbr_team = HOU
Houston Rocketsseason will be their 41st season in the National Basketball Association and 37th in Houston. The Rockets won at least 50 games for the second straight season and made the playoffs also on the back of a 22 game winning streak, the second longest in the history of the NBA. The Houston Rockets came into the 2007-2008 playoffs without Yao Ming, who was still injured. This injury contributed to the Rockets' elimination by the Utah Jazz in the first round (2-4). cite web
title=Jazz finish off Rockets despite McGrady's 40
Key dates prior to the start of the season:
2007 NBA Drafttook place in New York City, New Yorkon June 28.
*The free agency period begins in July.
Houston's selections from the
2007 NBA Draftin New York, New York.
Awards and records
Starting with the
January 29, 2008win versus the Golden State Warriors, the Rockets have won 22 consecutive games. The streak came to an end against the BostonCeltics. The streak is the second longest winning streak in NBA history.
The Rockets have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.
Houston will begin the 2007-08 season with recently hired
Rick Adelmanas the team's 11th head coach.cite web
title=Adelman reaches deal to coach Rockets
Less than a week later, Scola signed with the Rockets.cite web
title=Scola signed rockets
publisher=Rockets Official Website
date=2007-07-17 ] On
July 20guard Steve Francissigned a 2 year deal with the Rockets, after he accepted a buyout of the last two seasons of his contract, worth roughly $30 million from the Portland Trail Blazers. He is expected to compete for a starting job with Mike Jamesand Rafer Alstoncite web
title=Francis returns to Rockets
September 7, it was announced that the Rockets will debut a new court design for the 2007-08 season. The court design includes a lighter varnished wood inside the three point area, similar to the Seattle Supersonics, while the rest are dark varnished wood. The color redwill remain on the Rockets logo, and the script. This court design is similar to the Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Hornets, Phoenix Suns, and Portland Trail Blazersin which most of the hardwood is exposed.cite web
publisher=Rockets Official Website
2007-08 NBA season
* [http://www.nba.com/rockets/index_main.html Official Rockets website]
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