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Houston Rockets: 20 Years and Counting: The 5 Greatest Moments In The Les Alexander Era

By Michael Ma
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2. Rockets Win First NBA Title

The Houston Rockets postgame celebration after winning game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals

Les Alexander’s tenure started with a bang, as the Rockets won their first 15 games in the 1993-’94 season. The team was lead by Hakeem Olajuwon, who carried the Rockets to a magical playoff run.

In the finals, they faced the New York Knicks, and the colossal center matchup of Olajuwon vs. Patrick Ewing was born. The Knicks held a 3-2 lead in the series, but as the scene shifted back to Houston for games 6 and 7, Olajuwon stepped his game up and carried the Rockets to victory.

Olajuwon outplayed Ewing in every game, and won Finals MVP averaging 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks in the 7 games.

Sadly, what people will remember most about that finals was the O.J. Simpson car chase that took place during game 7.

Nevertheless, Alexander and the rest of Clutch City enjoyed the moment: