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1977-78 Houston Rockets Roster and Stats

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Record: 28-54, Finished 6th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Nissalke (28-54)

PTS/G: 103.8 (21st of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.8 (9th of 22)
SRS: -3.83 (21st of 22) ▪ Pace: 101.3 (22nd of 22)
Off Rtg: 102.2 (6th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.1 (22nd of 22)
Expected W-L: 30-52 (21st of 22)

Arena: The Summit ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
27 Zaid Abdul-Aziz PF 6-9 235 April 7, 1946 9 Iowa State University
34 Ron Behagen PF 6-9 185 January 14, 1951 4 University of Minnesota
30 Phil Bond SG 6-2 175 July 27, 1954 R University of Louisville
30 Alonzo Bradley SF 6-6 190 October 16, 1953 R Texas Southern University
31 Mike Dunleavy PG 6-3 180 March 21, 1954 1 University of South Carolina
27 John Johnson SF 6-7 200 October 18, 1947 7 University of Iowa
13 Dwight Jones PF 6-10 210 February 27, 1952 4 University of Houston
34 Robin Jones C 6-9 225 February 2, 1954 1 Saint Louis University
44 Kevin Kunnert C 7-0 230 November 11, 1951 4 University of Iowa
25 C.J. Kupec SF 6-6 220 January 16, 1953 2 University of Michigan
15 John Lucas PG 6-3 175 October 31, 1953 1 University of Maryland
24 Moses Malone C 6-10 215 March 23, 1955 3
41 Larry Moffett SF 6-8 210 November 5, 1954 R University of Nevada, Las Vegas
23 Calvin Murphy SG 5-9 165 May 9, 1948 7 Niagara University
14 Mike Newlin SG 6-4 200 January 2, 1949 6 University of Utah
42 Ed Ratleff SF 6-6 195 March 29, 1950 4 California State University, Long Beach
50 Robert Reid SF 6-8 205 August 30, 1955 R St. Mary's University
45 Rudy Tomjanovich SF 6-8 218 November 24, 1948 7 University of Michigan
32 Rudy White SG 6-2 195 June 23, 1953 2 Arizona State University

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 82 19730 3523 7691 .458 3523 7691 .458 1467 1896 .774 1301 2421 3722 1942 683 319 1376 2025 8513
Team/G 240.6 43.0 93.8 .458 43.0 93.8 .458 17.9 23.1 .774 15.9 29.5 45.4 23.7 8.3 3.9 16.8 24.7 103.8
Lg Rank 21 15 11 17 15 11 17 22 22 6 6 21 18 17 17 21 1 11 21
Year/Year -0.3% -0.3% 5.0% -0.024 -0.3% 5.0% -0.024 -11.4% -9.8% -0.014 3.7% -8.0% -4.2% 1.5% 10.9% -22.4% -14.0% -5.0% -2.4%
Opponent 82 19730 3571 7404 .482 3571 7404 .482 1699 2238 .759 1195 2525 3720 1990 605 360 1410 1752 8841
Opponent/G 240.6 43.5 90.3 .482 43.5 90.3 .482 20.7 27.3 .759 14.6 30.8 45.4 24.3 7.4 4.4 17.2 21.4 107.8
Lg Rank 21 10 6 21 10 6 21 10 9 17 9 5 4 8 1 3 22 1 9
Year/Year -0.3% 4.3% 0.7% +0.017 4.3% 0.7% +0.017 -2.7% -0.6% -0.016 6.6% 13.1% 10.9% 5.7% 10.6% 2.9% 1.1% -11.4% 2.9%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 30 52 -4.00 0.17 -3.83 102.2 106.1 101.3 .247 .458 13.9 34.0 .191 .482 14.4 67.0 .229 The Summit
Lg Rank 21 21 21 3 21 6 22 22 22 17 2 4 22 21 20 16 12

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 John Lucas 24 82 2933 412 947 .435 412 947 .435 193 250 .772 51 204 255 768 160 9 213 208 1017
2 Calvin Murphy 29 76 2900 852 1737 .491 852 1737 .491 245 267 .918 57 107 164 259 112 3 173 241 1949
3 Dwight Jones 25 82 2476 346 777 .445 346 777 .445 181 233 .777 215 426 641 109 77 39 165 265 873
4 Kevin Kunnert 26 80 2152 368 842 .437 368 842 .437 93 135 .689 262 431 693 97 44 90 141 315 829
5 Moses Malone 22 59 2107 413 828 .499 413 828 .499 318 443 .718 380 506 886 31 48 76 220 179 1144
6 Robert Reid 22 80 1849 261 574 .455 261 574 .455 63 96 .656 111 248 359 121 67 51 81 277 585
7 Mike Newlin 29 45 1181 216 495 .436 216 495 .436 152 174 .874 36 84 120 203 52 9 120 128 584
8 Ed Ratleff 27 68 1163 130 310 .419 130 310 .419 39 47 .830 56 106 162 153 60 22 67 109 299
9 Rudy Tomjanovich 29 23 849 217 447 .485 217 447 .485 61 81 .753 40 98 138 32 15 5 38 63 495
10 Alonzo Bradley 24 43 798 130 304 .428 130 304 .428 43 59 .729 24 75 99 54 16 6 55 83 303
11 C.J. Kupec 25 49 626 84 197 .426 84 197 .426 27 33 .818 27 64 91 50 10 3 24 54 195
12 Rudy White 24 21 219 31 85 .365 31 85 .365 14 18 .778 8 13 21 22 8 0 22 24 76
13 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 14 134 20 47 .426 20 47 .426 15 20 .750 13 22 35 7 2 2 11 25 55
14 Larry Moffett 23 20 110 5 17 .294 5 17 .294 6 10 .600 10 11 21 7 2 2 8 16 16
15 Mike Dunleavy 23 11 102 17 43 .395 17 43 .395 11 16 .688 1 8 9 22 8 1 9 12 45
16 Robin Jones 23 12 66 11 20 .550 11 20 .550 4 10 .400 5 9 14 2 1 1 7 16 26
17 Ron Behagen 27 3 33 7 11 .636 7 11 .636 0 1 .000 2 5 7 2 0 0 3 6 14
18 Phil Bond 23 7 21 2 6 .333 2 6 .333 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0 2 1 4
19 John Johnson 30 1 11 1 4 .250 1 4 .250 2 3 .667 2 1 3 1 0 0 3 3 4

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Calvin Murphy 29 76 38.2 11.2 22.9 .491 11.2 22.9 .491 3.2 3.5 .918 0.8 1.4 2.2 3.4 1.5 0.0 2.3 3.2 25.6
2 Rudy Tomjanovich 29 23 36.9 9.4 19.4 .485 9.4 19.4 .485 2.7 3.5 .753 1.7 4.3 6.0 1.4 0.7 0.2 1.7 2.7 21.5
3 John Lucas 24 82 35.8 5.0 11.5 .435 5.0 11.5 .435 2.4 3.0 .772 0.6 2.5 3.1 9.4 2.0 0.1 2.6 2.5 12.4
4 Moses Malone 22 59 35.7 7.0 14.0 .499 7.0 14.0 .499 5.4 7.5 .718 6.4 8.6 15.0 0.5 0.8 1.3 3.7 3.0 19.4
5 Dwight Jones 25 82 30.2 4.2 9.5 .445 4.2 9.5 .445 2.2 2.8 .777 2.6 5.2 7.8 1.3 0.9 0.5 2.0 3.2 10.6
6 Kevin Kunnert 26 80 26.9 4.6 10.5 .437 4.6 10.5 .437 1.2 1.7 .689 3.3 5.4 8.7 1.2 0.6 1.1 1.8 3.9 10.4
7 Mike Newlin 29 45 26.2 4.8 11.0 .436 4.8 11.0 .436 3.4 3.9 .874 0.8 1.9 2.7 4.5 1.2 0.2 2.7 2.8 13.0
8 Robert Reid 22 80 23.1 3.3 7.2 .455 3.3 7.2 .455 0.8 1.2 .656 1.4 3.1 4.5 1.5 0.8 0.6 1.0 3.5 7.3
9 Alonzo Bradley 24 43 18.6 3.0 7.1 .428 3.0 7.1 .428 1.0 1.4 .729 0.6 1.7 2.3 1.3 0.4 0.1 1.3 1.9 7.0
10 Ed Ratleff 27 68 17.1 1.9 4.6 .419 1.9 4.6 .419 0.6 0.7 .830 0.8 1.6 2.4 2.3 0.9 0.3 1.0 1.6 4.4
11 C.J. Kupec 25 49 12.8 1.7 4.0 .426 1.7 4.0 .426 0.6 0.7 .818 0.6 1.3 1.9 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.1 4.0
12 John Johnson 30 1 11.0 1.0 4.0 .250 1.0 4.0 .250 2.0 3.0 .667 2.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 4.0
13 Ron Behagen 27 3 11.0 2.3 3.7 .636 2.3 3.7 .636 0.0 0.3 .000 0.7 1.7 2.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 4.7
14 Rudy White 24 21 10.4 1.5 4.0 .365 1.5 4.0 .365 0.7 0.9 .778 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.0 0.4 0.0 1.0 1.1 3.6
15 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 14 9.6 1.4 3.4 .426 1.4 3.4 .426 1.1 1.4 .750 0.9 1.6 2.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.8 1.8 3.9
16 Mike Dunleavy 23 11 9.3 1.5 3.9 .395 1.5 3.9 .395 1.0 1.5 .688 0.1 0.7 0.8 2.0 0.7 0.1 0.8 1.1 4.1
17 Robin Jones 23 12 5.5 0.9 1.7 .550 0.9 1.7 .550 0.3 0.8 .400 0.4 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.6 1.3 2.2
18 Larry Moffett 23 20 5.5 0.3 0.9 .294 0.3 0.9 .294 0.3 0.5 .600 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.8 0.8
19 Phil Bond 23 7 3.0 0.3 0.9 .333 0.3 0.9 .333 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.6

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 John Lucas 24 82 2933 5.1 11.6 .435 5.1 11.6 .435 2.4 3.1 .772 0.6 2.5 3.1 9.4 2.0 0.1 2.6 2.6 12.5
2 Calvin Murphy 29 76 2900 10.6 21.6 .491 10.6 21.6 .491 3.0 3.3 .918 0.7 1.3 2.0 3.2 1.4 0.0 2.1 3.0 24.2
3 Dwight Jones 25 82 2476 5.0 11.3 .445 5.0 11.3 .445 2.6 3.4 .777 3.1 6.2 9.3 1.6 1.1 0.6 2.4 3.9 12.7
4 Kevin Kunnert 26 80 2152 6.2 14.1 .437 6.2 14.1 .437 1.6 2.3 .689 4.4 7.2 11.6 1.6 0.7 1.5 2.4 5.3 13.9
5 Moses Malone 22 59 2107 7.1 14.1 .499 7.1 14.1 .499 5.4 7.6 .718 6.5 8.6 15.1 0.5 0.8 1.3 3.8 3.1 19.5
6 Robert Reid 22 80 1849 5.1 11.2 .455 5.1 11.2 .455 1.2 1.9 .656 2.2 4.8 7.0 2.4 1.3 1.0 1.6 5.4 11.4
7 Mike Newlin 29 45 1181 6.6 15.1 .436 6.6 15.1 .436 4.6 5.3 .874 1.1 2.6 3.7 6.2 1.6 0.3 3.7 3.9 17.8
8 Ed Ratleff 27 68 1163 4.0 9.6 .419 4.0 9.6 .419 1.2 1.5 .830 1.7 3.3 5.0 4.7 1.9 0.7 2.1 3.4 9.3
9 Rudy Tomjanovich 29 23 849 9.2 19.0 .485 9.2 19.0 .485 2.6 3.4 .753 1.7 4.2 5.9 1.4 0.6 0.2 1.6 2.7 21.0
10 Alonzo Bradley 24 43 798 5.9 13.7 .428 5.9 13.7 .428 1.9 2.7 .729 1.1 3.4 4.5 2.4 0.7 0.3 2.5 3.7 13.7
11 C.J. Kupec 25 49 626 4.8 11.3 .426 4.8 11.3 .426 1.6 1.9 .818 1.6 3.7 5.2 2.9 0.6 0.2 1.4 3.1 11.2
12 Rudy White 24 21 219 5.1 14.0 .365 5.1 14.0 .365 2.3 3.0 .778 1.3 2.1 3.5 3.6 1.3 0.0 3.6 3.9 12.5
13 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 14 134 5.4 12.6 .426 5.4 12.6 .426 4.0 5.4 .750 3.5 5.9 9.4 1.9 0.5 0.5 3.0 6.7 14.8
14 Larry Moffett 23 20 110 1.6 5.6 .294 1.6 5.6 .294 2.0 3.3 .600 3.3 3.6 6.9 2.3 0.7 0.7 2.6 5.2 5.2
15 Mike Dunleavy 23 11 102 6.0 15.2 .395 6.0 15.2 .395 3.9 5.6 .688 0.4 2.8 3.2 7.8 2.8 0.4 3.2 4.2 15.9
16 Robin Jones 23 12 66 6.0 10.9 .550 6.0 10.9 .550 2.2 5.5 .400 2.7 4.9 7.6 1.1 0.5 0.5 3.8 8.7 14.2
17 Ron Behagen 27 3 33 7.6 12.0 .636 7.6 12.0 .636 0.0 1.1 .000 2.2 5.5 7.6 2.2 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.5 15.3
18 Phil Bond 23 7 21 3.4 10.3 .333 3.4 10.3 .333 0.0 0.0 1.7 5.1 6.9 3.4 1.7 0.0 3.4 1.7 6.9
19 John Johnson 30 1 11 3.3 13.1 .250 3.3 13.1 .250 6.5 9.8 .667 6.5 3.3 9.8 3.3 0.0 0.0 9.8 9.8 13.1

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 John Lucas 24 82 2933 6.7 15.3 .435 6.7 15.3 .435 3.1 4.0 .772 0.8 3.3 4.1 12.4 2.6 0.1 3.4 3.4 16.4
2 Calvin Murphy 29 76 2900 13.9 28.4 .491 13.9 28.4 .491 4.0 4.4 .918 0.9 1.7 2.7 4.2 1.8 0.0 2.8 3.9 31.8
3 Dwight Jones 25 82 2476 6.6 14.9 .445 6.6 14.9 .445 3.5 4.5 .777 4.1 8.1 12.3 2.1 1.5 0.7 3.2 5.1 16.7
4 Kevin Kunnert 26 80 2152 8.1 18.5 .437 8.1 18.5 .437 2.0 3.0 .689 5.8 9.5 15.3 2.1 1.0 2.0 3.1 6.9 18.2
5 Moses Malone 22 59 2107 9.3 18.6 .499 9.3 18.6 .499 7.1 10.0 .718 8.5 11.4 19.9 0.7 1.1 1.7 4.9 4.0 25.7
6 Robert Reid 22 80 1849 6.7 14.7 .455 6.7 14.7 .455 1.6 2.5 .656 2.8 6.4 9.2 3.1 1.7 1.3 2.1 7.1 15.0
7 Mike Newlin 29 45 1181 8.7 19.9 .436 8.7 19.9 .436 6.1 7.0 .874 1.4 3.4 4.8 8.1 2.1 0.4 4.8 5.1 23.4
8 Ed Ratleff 27 68 1163 5.3 12.6 .419 5.3 12.6 .419 1.6 1.9 .830 2.3 4.3 6.6 6.2 2.4 0.9 2.7 4.4 12.2
9 Rudy Tomjanovich 29 23 849 12.1 24.9 .485 12.1 24.9 .485 3.4 4.5 .753 2.2 5.5 7.7 1.8 0.8 0.3 2.1 3.5 27.6
10 Alonzo Bradley 24 43 798 7.7 18.0 .428 7.7 18.0 .428 2.6 3.5 .729 1.4 4.5 5.9 3.2 0.9 0.4 3.3 4.9 18.0
11 C.J. Kupec 25 49 626 6.4 14.9 .426 6.4 14.9 .426 2.0 2.5 .818 2.0 4.8 6.9 3.8 0.8 0.2 1.8 4.1 14.8
12 Rudy White 24 21 219 6.7 18.4 .365 6.7 18.4 .365 3.0 3.9 .778 1.7 2.8 4.5 4.8 1.7 0.0 4.8 5.2 16.4
13 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 14 134 7.1 16.6 .426 7.1 16.6 .426 5.3 7.1 .750 4.6 7.8 12.4 2.5 0.7 0.7 3.9 8.8 19.4
14 Larry Moffett 23 20 110 2.2 7.3 .294 2.2 7.3 .294 2.6 4.3 .600 4.3 4.7 9.0 3.0 0.9 0.9 3.4 6.9 6.9
15 Mike Dunleavy 23 11 102 7.9 20.0 .395 7.9 20.0 .395 5.1 7.4 .688 0.5 3.7 4.2 10.2 3.7 0.5 4.2 5.6 20.9
16 Robin Jones 23 12 66 7.9 14.4 .550 7.9 14.4 .550 2.9 7.2 .400 3.6 6.5 10.0 1.4 0.7 0.7 5.0 11.5 18.7
17 Ron Behagen 27 3 33 10.0 15.8 .636 10.0 15.8 .636 0.0 1.4 .000 2.9 7.2 10.0 2.9 0.0 0.0 4.3 8.6 20.1
18 Phil Bond 23 7 21 4.5 13.5 .333 4.5 13.5 .333 0.0 0.0 2.3 6.8 9.0 4.5 2.3 0.0 4.5 2.3 9.0
19 John Johnson 30 1 11 4.3 17.2 .250 4.3 17.2 .250 8.6 12.9 .667 8.6 4.3 12.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 12.9 12.9 17.2

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 John Lucas 24 82 2933 16.4 .481 .435 .264 1.8 7.6 4.6 34.8 2.6 0.2 16.8 17.3 105 107 4.3 0.9 5.2 .085
2 Calvin Murphy 29 76 2900 19.5 .525 .491 .154 2.0 4.0 3.0 14.9 1.8 0.1 8.5 27.9 108 109 7.5 -0.1 7.4 .122
3 Dwight Jones 25 82 2476 12.5 .496 .445 .300 9.0 18.8 13.7 5.8 1.5 0.8 15.8 16.8 100 105 1.8 1.3 3.1 .060
4 Kevin Kunnert 26 80 2152 13.6 .460 .437 .160 12.6 21.9 17.1 6.2 1.0 2.2 13.5 19.3 97 104 1.2 1.4 2.6 .058
5 Moses Malone 22 59 2107 21.2 .559 .499 .535 18.6 26.2 22.3 2.1 1.1 1.9 17.7 23.5 106 103 4.4 1.7 6.1 .139
6 Robert Reid 22 80 1849 11.3 .475 .455 .167 6.2 14.6 10.3 8.7 1.7 1.5 11.6 15.0 101 105 1.4 0.9 2.3 .061
7 Mike Newlin 29 45 1181 16.0 .511 .436 .352 3.1 7.8 5.4 24.2 2.1 0.4 17.4 23.3 101 107 1.5 0.3 1.8 .073
8 Ed Ratleff 27 68 1163 11.5 .452 .419 .152 5.0 9.9 7.4 16.8 2.4 1.0 16.8 13.6 98 105 0.5 0.5 1.0 .042
9 Rudy Tomjanovich 29 23 849 17.1 .513 .485 .181 4.9 12.6 8.6 5.9 0.8 0.3 7.3 24.4 106 108 1.6 0.1 1.7 .095
10 Alonzo Bradley 24 43 798 9.0 .459 .428 .194 3.1 10.3 6.6 9.3 0.9 0.4 14.3 19.2 92 109 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.005
11 C.J. Kupec 25 49 626 10.0 .461 .426 .168 4.4 11.2 7.7 10.5 0.8 0.3 10.2 15.0 101 109 0.5 0.0 0.5 .038
12 Rudy White 24 21 219 6.4 .409 .365 .212 3.8 6.5 5.1 13.4 1.7 0.0 19.1 20.9 82 109 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.070
13 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 14 134 11.4 .493 .426 .426 10.0 17.9 13.8 7.0 0.7 0.8 16.5 19.9 99 107 0.1 0.0 0.1 .050
14 Larry Moffett 23 20 110 4.0 .374 .294 .588 9.4 10.9 10.1 7.5 0.9 1.0 27.2 10.7 80 108 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.042
15 Mike Dunleavy 23 11 102 15.7 .450 .395 .372 1.0 8.6 4.7 29.7 3.7 0.5 15.2 23.1 96 104 0.1 0.1 0.1 .056
16 Robin Jones 23 12 66 7.7 .533 .550 .500 7.8 14.9 11.2 4.2 0.7 0.8 22.3 19.0 90 107 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.008
17 Ron Behagen 27 3 33 11.6 .612 .636 .091 6.3 16.5 11.2 8.9 0.0 0.0 20.8 17.4 101 109 0.0 0.0 0.0 .045
18 Phil Bond 23 7 21 5.3 .333 .333 .000 4.9 15.6 10.1 11.9 2.3 0.0 25.0 15.2 69 105 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.092
19 John Johnson 30 1 11 -2.6 .376 .250 .750 18.8 9.9 14.5 11.3 0.0 0.0 36.1 30.1 66 111 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.281