Houston Rockets Playoff Rosters

1997-1998 Houston Rockets Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Charles Barkley SF 6-6 252 Feb 20, 1963 35 Auburn 13 1984 Rnd 1, Pick 5, Philadelphia Sixers
Matt Bullard PF 6-10 215 Jun 5, 1967 30 Iowa 6 1990 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Emanual Davis SG 6-4 195 Aug 27, 1968 29 Delaware State 3 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Clyde Drexler G-F 6-7 210 Jun 22, 1962 35 Houston 14 1983 Rnd 1, Pick 14, Portland Trail Blazers
Mario Elie SG 6-5 210 Nov 26, 1963 34 American International 7 1985 Rnd 7, Pick 21, Milwaukee Bucks
Othella Harrington F-C 6-9 235 Jan 31, 1974 24 Georgetown 1 1996 Rnd 2, Pick 1, Houston Rockets
Eddie Johnson SF 6-7 215 May 1, 1959 38 Illinois 15 1981 Rnd 2, Pick 6, Kansas City Kings
Charles A. Jones FC 6-9 215 Apr 3, 1957 41 Albany State (GA) 16 1979 Rnd 8, Pick 18, Phoenix Suns
Matt Maloney PG 6-3 192 Dec 6, 1971 26 Pennsylvania 2 1995 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Hakeem Olajuwon C 7-0 255 Jan 21, 1963 35 Houston 13 1984 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Houston Rockets
Brent Price PG 6-1 165 Dec 9, 1968 29 Oklahoma 5 1992 Rnd 2, Pick 5, Washington Wizards
Rodrick Rhodes G-F 6-6 225 Sep 24, 1973 24 USC 0 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 24, Houston Rockets
Joe Stephens SF 6-7 210 Jan 28, 1973 25 Little Rock 1 1996 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Kevin Willis C-F 7-0 245 Sep 6, 1962 35 Michigan State 13 1984 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Atlanta Hawks
Serge Zwikker C 7-3 273 Apr 28, 1973 24 North Carolina 0 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 1, Houston Rockets

1997-1998 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Chicago Bulls #8 New Jersey Nets CHI in 3
First Round #2 Miami Heat #7 New York Knicks NYK in 5
First Round #3 Indiana Pacers #6 Cleveland Cavaliers IND in 4
First Round #4 Charlotte Hornets #5 Atlanta Hawks CHA in 4
Second Round #1 Chicago Bulls #4 Charlotte Hornets CHI in 5
Second Round #3 Indiana Pacers #7 New York Knicks IND in 5
Conference Finals #1 Chicago Bulls #3 Indiana Pacers CHI in 7

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Utah Jazz #8 Houston Rockets UTA in 5
First Round #2 Seattle SuperSonics #7 Minnesota Timberwolves SEA in 5
First Round #3 Los Angeles Lakers #6 Portland Trail Blazers LAL in 4
First Round #4 Phoenix Suns #5 San Antonio Spurs SAS in 4
Second Round #1 Utah Jazz #5 San Antonio Spurs UTA in 5
Second Round #2 Seattle SuperSonics #3 Los Angeles Lakers LAL in 5
Conference Finals #1 Utah Jazz #3 Los Angeles Lakers UTA in 4

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Utah Jazz #1 Chicago Bulls CHI in 6

1997-1998 Houston Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Hakeem Olajuwon 5 38.0 20.4 10.8 2.4 1.0 3.2 2.6
Clyde Drexler 5 36.4 15.0 5.4 4.6 1.6 0.6 2.6
Kevin Willis 5 33.6 11.2 10.6 1.0 1.6 0.6 2.4
Charles Barkley 4 21.8 9.0 5.2 1.0 1.2 0.0 1.5
Matt Maloney 5 33.0 6.6 1.6 3.6 0.4 0.4 0.8
Mario Elie 5 26.6 6.6 2.6 1.2 0.4 0.0 1.0
Eddie Johnson 5 17.8 5.6 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.6
Brent Price 5 15.0 3.8 1.8 1.2 0.8 0.0 1.2
Matt Bullard 5 14.0 3.4 1.6 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Othella Harrington 3 7.7 5.3 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0
Rodrick Rhodes 3 2.3 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3
Charles A. Jones 4 2.8 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 Houston Rockets Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Houston Leaders Utah Leaders
Apr 23, 1998
@
Utah
W, 90-103 Vivint Smart Home Arena
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 22. C. Drexler
REB: 14. Kevin Willis
AST: 6. C. Drexler
PTS: 25. Karl Malone
REB: 11. Karl Malone
AST: 8. J. Stockton
Apr 25, 1998
@
Utah
L, 105-90 Vivint Smart Home Arena
Opening Round
1-1 PTS: 16. H. Olajuwon
REB: 12. Kevin Willis
AST: 6. Matt Maloney
PTS: 29. Karl Malone
REB: 11. G. Ostertag
AST: 10. J. Stockton
Apr 29, 1998
v.
Utah
W, 89-85 Compaq Center
Opening Round
2-1 PTS: 28. H. Olajuwon
REB: 12. H. Olajuwon
AST: 5. C. Drexler
PTS: 19. B. Russell
REB: 14. Karl Malone
AST: 6. J. Stockton
May 1, 1998
v.
Utah
L, 71-93 Compaq Center
Opening Round
2-2 PTS: 27. H. Olajuwon
REB: 15. H. Olajuwon
AST: 5. C. Drexler
PTS: 29. Karl Malone
REB: 13. Karl Malone
AST: 7. J. Stockton
May 3, 1998
@
Utah
L, 84-70 Vivint Smart Home Arena
Opening Round
2-3 PTS: 16. Kevin Willis
REB: 11. Kevin Willis
AST: 3. Mario Elie
PTS: 31. Karl Malone
REB: 15. Karl Malone
AST: 10. J. Stockton