The 1994–95 NBA season was the Rockets’ 28th year from the National Basketball Association, and 24th year in Houston.  After winning their first tournament, the Rockets went on to win their first nine games of this year. But with increased competition from the West, direction felt a change was required to win another name. On February 14, the Celtics traded Otis Thorpe to the Portland Trail Blazers for All-Star guard Clyde Drexler, a former teammate of Hakeem Olajuwon at the University of Houston. However, after the transaction, the Rockets fought in the second half of the year 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 lead, however, the Rockets went on to win the series in five games. In the semifinals, they faced the Phoenix Suns for the second consecutive year. The Rockets was able to defeat 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. The two teams lacked home court advantage in the show, just winning on the road until the Rockets won Game 6 in The Summit and advanced to the NBA Finals. In the Finals, they swept the Orlando Magic in four consecutive games, and won their second successive championship. Following the season, Vernon Maxwell signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Tracy Murray left at the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.
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