Rockets Championship 20th Anniversary
June 17, 2014
20 years ago, the Rockets captured their first NBA Championship after defeating the Knicks in 7 games.
Head coach Rudy Tomjanovich addresses the media prior to Game 7.
Point guard Kenny Smith addresses the media prior to Game 7.
Rockets fans filled the Summit for Game 7.
The National Anthem before Game 7.
Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing jump for the tip.
Guard Vernon Maxwell and head coach Rudy Tomjanovich.
Robert Horry squares off against Charles Oakley.
Olajuwon is double-teamed in the post as Sam Cassell tries to get him the ball.
The day "Clutch City" was born.
Kenny Smith pops a 3.
Mario Elie - a.k.a. The Junkyard Dog
Olajuwon contesting Ewing's shot.
Sam Cassell hits the ground in what was a very physical series.
Rockets fans brought their signs to the Summit.
Carl Herrera pulls up for the jumper.
Sam Cassell signals for the timeout.
Scott Brooks cheers on Elie and Cassell.
Sam Cassell takes it to the bucket.
John Starks attempts to drive around the Dream.
Mario Elie drives past John Starks.
He misspelled "Knicks," but it's the thought that counts.
Lock down defense from the Dream.
Bob Costas and Commissioner David Stern gather with the new champions at center court.
Owner Leslie Alexander holds the championship trophy.
Sam Cassell hugs the O'Brien trophy.
Finals MVP Hakeem Olajuwon talks to media after Game 7.
Hakeem Olajuwon is congratulated at mid-court.
Kenny Smith cuts down the net.
Postgame press conference with Rudy Tomjanovich.
The celebration in the locker room.
Otis Thorpe soaked in champagne.
Rudy T kisses the trophy.
Hoisting the trophy in the locker room celebration.
Kenny Smith pours champagne in celebration.
The Dream, the Jet, Mr. Big Shot, Mad Max & OT.