Happy 23rd birthday to the Rockets' first championship

posted by Chron.com <a href="http://www.chron.com/author/matt-young/">Matt Young</a> - 

This time 23 years ago, Houston Rockets players were getting ready to pop the champagne bottles, and the entire city of Houston was waiting for their chance to unleash years of the city's sports frustrations.

On June 22, 1994, the Rockets beat the New York Knicks 90-84 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals at The Summit to claim the city's first major sports championship.

Hakeem Olajuwon was named the NBA Finals MVP after averaging 26.9 points per game in the series, including 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists in Game 7.

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