Fast facts

League: Western Conference Southwest Division

Team: Houston Rockets

Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni

Team Mascot: Clutch

Year Opened: 2003

Capacity: 18043

City / State: Houston / Texas

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Rockets vs Mavericks

Rival Team: Dallas Mavericks

The rivalry between Dallas and Houston extends beyond basketball, so it should come as little surprise that there is bad blood between these two clubs. The Mavs and Rockets have met in the playoffs numerous times with their most recent matchup taking place in 2015 when the Rockets defeated the Mavs in five. The crowd is always intense when the Mavs and Rockets get together, so book your tickets now.

Rockets vs Spurs

Rival Team: San Antonio Spurs

The Rockets-Spurs rivalry is one of the fiercest in the Southwest Division and dates back to the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. These two Texas-based rivals have met in the playoffs three times with the Rocket getting the better of the Spurs all three times. There’s always a lot on the line when the Rockets and Spurs meet up, so don’t miss it.

Rockets vs Lakers

Rival Team: Los Angeles Lakers

The Rockets-Lakers rivalry began in the early 1980s and has remained relatively heated ever since. The two Western Conference foes have met in the playoffs eight times with the Lakers holding a slim 5-3 edge over the Rockets. Over the years many all-time greats have played in this rivalry including Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaq, Kobe Bryant, and Clyde Drexler. There are always plenty of stars on display when these two square off, so make sure you’re in attendance.

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Fast facts

League: Western Conference Southwest Division

Team: Houston Rockets

Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni

Team Mascot: Clutch

Year Opened: 2003

Capacity: 18043

City / State: Houston / Texas