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Highest point-scorers in Houston Rockets history

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June 16, 2022
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Highest point-scorers in Houston Rockets history

On March 31, 2022, Giannis Antetokounmpo drilled a 25-foot step-back jumper to tie a hotly contested game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Milwaukee Bucks bench jumped to their feet, and despite playing on the road at the Barclays Center, the crowd went wild. In that moment, the “Greek Freak” had not only evened the score with that shot, but he also became the Bucks’ all-time leading scorer—claiming the throne that was previously held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

OLBG compiled a list of the highest point-scorers in Houston Rockets history using data from Basketball Reference. Players were ranked by the number of points they scored for the team over their career.

LeBron James has scored more postseason points than any other player in NBA history, but this year he watched from home for only the fourth time in his 19-year career. That’s because the 2020 champion Los Angeles Lakers shockingly missed the playoffs after coming into this season as strong championship contenders. Also absent from the postseason was James’ teammate Russell Westbrook, who is the highest scorer in Oklahoma City Thunder history. Read on to see the highest scoring players in Houston Rockets history or you can read about every team in the NBA here.

#10. Otis Thorpe
- 8,177 total points for the franchise

#9. Mike Newlin
- 8,480 total points for the franchise

#8. Robert Reid
- 8,823 total points for the franchise

#7. Yao Ming
- 9,247 total points for the franchise
- Hall of Fame inductee

#6. Moses Malone
- 11,119 total points for the franchise
- Hall of Fame inductee

#5. Elvin Hayes
- 11,762 total points for the franchise
- Hall of Fame inductee

#4. Rudy Tomjanovich
- 13,383 total points for the franchise
- Hall of Fame inductee

#3. Calvin Murphy
- 17,949 total points for the franchise
- Hall of Fame inductee

#2. James Harden
- 18,365 total points for the franchise

#1. Hakeem Olajuwon
- 26,511 total points for the franchise
- Hall of Fame inductee

This story originally appeared on OLBG and was produced and distributed in partnership with Stacker Studio.

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