List of classic Houston Rockets games free on League Pass, how to watch

Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon (Photo by PETE LEVINE/AFP via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon (Photo by PETE LEVINE/AFP via Getty Images) /

With NBA League Pass now being offered for free until April 22, here are all the classic Houston Rockets games available to watch.

Fans of the NBA finally got some good news on Wednesday afternoon as the NBA announced via Twitter that they would be making NBA League Pass available for free. Included in the service are full and condensed replays of all Houston Rockets games this season as well as a few classic ones.

There have been several games this season that became instant classics, such as the surprising victory over the Utah Jazz in late January when Eric Gordon scored 50 points to help Houston defeat their long-time rivals without James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Clint Capela. As long as you’re signed into an account, you should be able to watch the game here.

There was also the dominant win over the Atlanta Hawks in which Harden dropped 60 points in just three quarters before allowing the reserves to close out the game. Another perk to the League Pass offer is that both home and away broadcasts are available, so listening to the road broadcast this time around could be a fun time. This game can be accessed here.

In addition to games from this season, the NBA’s classic games archive also has some gems from Houston Rockets’ past available. Here are the games, complete with how to watch:

May 21, 1986 – the Houston Rockets eliminate the Los Angeles Lakers behind a miraculous shot from Ralph Sampson with one second remaining in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Video can be accessed from this page. Games are sorted from the oldest game to most recent, so this can be found by scrolling to the date and clicking play.

May 14, 1987 – While the Houston Rockets came up short in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals, watching Hakeem Olajuwon put up a stat-line of 49 points, 25 rebounds and six blocks was a sight to behold. Maybe stop watching before the final minutes of the fourth quarter. This video can be found right next to the previous one.

December 15, 1995 – This game was another tough loss, but another way to watch peak Hakeem, as he poured in 37 points on 13-of-21 from the field. From the classic games video page, this video is also sorted by date and titled: “Mitch Richmond puts up 47 pts vs. Rockets.”

Here is the full tweet from the NBA with more information on how to access these and other classic games.

During the NBA Hiatus, Watch a Free Preview of NBA League Pass


— NBA (@NBA) March 18, 2020

Kudos on the NBA for giving everyone more ways to stay entertained as we all look to get through the coronavirus scare together.