The 1994–95 NBA season was the Rockets‘ 28th year from the National Basketball Association, and 24th year in Houston.  After winning their first championship, the Rockets went on to win their first nine games of the season. However, with increased competition from the West, management felt a change was required to win another name. On February 14, the Rockets traded Otis Thorpe into the Portland Trail Blazers to get All-Star guard Clyde Drexler, a former teammate of Hakeem Olajuwon at the University of Houston. However, following the trade, the Rockets fought in the second half of this season posting a list of 17–18 on their way to finishing third in the Midwest Division with a 47–35 record. Olajuwon was chosen for the 1995 NBA All-Star Game.
In the playoffs, the Rockets confronted the 3rd-seeded Utah Jazz in the first round. The Jazz would require a two –1 series guide, but the Rockets went on to win the series in five games. In the semifinals, they confronted the Phoenix Suns for its second consecutive year. The Rockets was able to conquer the Suns in seven matches to advance to the Western Conference Finals. In all Texas Western Conference, they faced the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. Both teams lacked home court advantage in the show, only winning on the street before the Rockets won Game 6 in The Summit and advanced to the NBA Finals. From the event, they swept the Orlando Magic in four consecutive games, and won their second consecutive championship. Following this year, Vernon Maxwell signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Tracy Murray left in the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.
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