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Clutch City: Matt Bullard

POSTED: Jun 4, 2015 1:35 PM ET

By Fran Blinebury


Matt Bullard was a dead-eye 3-point shooter on the Rockets' first championship squad.

"Clutch City" will air at 9 p.m. ET Monday, June 8, on NBA TV. Produced by the Sports Emmy Award-winning NBA TV Originals, "Clutch City" examines the Houston Rockets' 1993-94 and 1994-95 NBA Championship teams.

These are the then-and-now stories of some of the standout players from those teams:

Name: Matt Bullard

Position: Forward

Stats in 1993-94 season: 3.5 ppg, 1.0 apg, 1.3 rpg, 0.2 spg

His part in Clutch City: Bullard, a former star at Iowa, was signed as a free agent in 1990 and played his first four NBA seasons in Houston. That culminated with the first championship in 1994, when he played a key role off the bench. A locally-beloved situational player and designated marksman, the 6-foot-10 forward was known as "Air Bullard" for the high arc on his 3-point shots and jokingly for his inability to get very far off the ground.

After Clutch City: He played for PAOK in Greece in 1994-95, spent 1995-96 with the Atlanta Hawks and then the Rockets signed him again in 1996 where he played until 2001. He re-tired in 2002 after one season with the Charlotte Bobcats. Bullard lives with his family in the Houston area, where he is a popular color commentator/analyst on Rockets TV games for Root Sports Houston.