A magnificent arena that has been servicing the Houston area since 2003, the Toyota Center is home to the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Located in downtown Houston, fans descend on this venue to see their hometown heroes duke it out on the court each night.
Seating for over 18,000 fans ensures that everyone gets a great view of the action. However, there is nothing that compares to the luxury suites. Over 100 luxury suites encircle the playing surface and each one is built to impress with excellent accommodations and decoration. Generous theatre-style seating maximizes comfort while premium catering services tempt you with a mouth-watering menu.
The Toyota Center has also been home to multiple other events including UFC, MMA, WWE, the Latin Grammy Awards, political rallies, and a plethora of major concert tours.
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Originating as a west coast NBA franchise, the Rockets’ first home was in San Diego. It was there that they laid the groundwork for building their franchise, through the draft, with the selections of Pat Riley and Elvin Hayes. An early change of ownership brought the team to Houston as the first NBA team in Texas. The Rockets moniker was a perfect fit as it served as a tip of the cap to the NASA space program based out of Houston.
Things really began to take off in the mid-1970s when the Rockets acquired Moses Malone via a trade. Playing alongside Rudy Tomjanovich, the team instantly became a major contender. This period of time culminated with an NBA Finals appearance at the conclusion of the 1980-81 season. Losing to the Celtics in six games, Houston would regress for a few years before returning to the finals in 1985-86. Led, this time, by Hakeem Olajuwon, the same result would follow as the Rockets lost to the Celtics in six games once again.
The Rockets would be an early round exit team for the rest of the 1980s and into the mid-90s. Led by their veteran star in Olajuwon and now with Tomjanovich as head coach, the Rockets played with an amazing tenacity. Fueled by a game seven overtime loss in the second round of the playoffs the year before, Houston tore through the regular season en route to an unforgettable playoffs which saw them burn through Portland, Phoenix, and Utah before matching up against the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals. An epic seven game series would unfold before Houston prevailed to hoist the trophy as NBA champions for the first time.
Adding Clyde Drexler for the next season, Houston was able to repeat as champions. Earning the nickname “Clutch City”, Houston powered through playoff opponents in Utah, Phoenix, and San Antonio before sweeping the Orlando Magic in four straight games.
The franchise tried to keep themselves relevant in the following years by bringing in notable players like Charles Barkley and Scottie Pippen, but they were unable to reach the same level of success. The team would find themselves ascending back to relevancy with the drafting of Yao Ming. In addition, Tracy McGrady and Ron Artest were brought onboard. Additional moves over the years saw the signings of both Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin.
However, the tide really began to turn for Houston in 2012 when James Harden was brought in via a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The centerpiece of the squad for the last few years, Harden led the team through a resurgence which had them in the playoffs for the last eight seasons and counting, with two appearances in the Western Conference Finals to date. A major trade has sent Chris Paul to Oklahoma City (along with several high draft picks) and another reunited Harden with Russell Westbrook. This tandem had been huge in the past and the organization hoped to put them over the top with depth players like Eric Gordon and Danuel House Jr.
Picking up Robert Covington and a 2nd round draft pick for Clint Capela and a first round pick was a gutsy move that paid off big for Houston. Covington is a great defender and was a critical piece of the 2020 playoff run that saw this team get to the second round before running into the eventual champion LA Lakers. 2021 was not as kind to Houston as they would find themselves as the first team eliminated from playoff contention.
Adding Christian Wood to the roster with a three year $41 million contract could provide a payoff if he continues to play as well as he did in Detroit. However, Houston made waves with a monster trade which sent Russell Westbrook to Washington in exchange for John Wall. While Wall has battled injuries the past few seasons, he is excited to get back out on the court and make things happen.
He takes over a bigger leadership role after Houston traded James Harden to Brooklyn. The move helps usher in a new era in Houston as the Rockets received Caris LaVert, Rodions Kurucs, three first round picks, four first round pick swaps as well as Dante Exum and first round pick from Cleveland. They also acquired Victor Oladipo from Indiana. Houston was clearly making big moved to set themselves up for the future.
Continuing in this trend, they moved PJ Tucker, Rodions Kurucs, and a 2022 first round pick to Milwaukee for DJ Augustin, DJ Wilson, and 2023 unprotected first round pick. Oladipo would be traded to Miami for Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk, and 2022 first round draft pick swap rights.
Houston has enjoyed the pleasure of being home to some terrific NBA legends over the years. Some of the most beloved include Hakeem Olajuwon, James Harden, Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady, Moses Malone, Clyde Drexler, and Elvin Hayes. Additional information about the Houston Rockets franchise both past and present can be found by clicking here.