Top Rockets Vs Grizzlies NBA Trivia

Jake Cooper - 17 Mar 2022

The Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets will meet once more on the court at Toyota Center on Sunday, March 20.

These are two of the most popular teams in the NBA, and we’ve got some of the best trivia to prove it.

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Memphis Grizzlies Trivia

  1. Who became the first ever Grizzly to be named NBA Rookie of the Year?

That honour belongs to Pau Gasol, who also became the first foreign player to win the coveted accolade. In his very first season with the team, he averaged 17.6 points and 809 rebounds per game. He was also the only member of the Grizzlies to play in every game that season.

  1. Which Memphis player won the NBA Sportsmanship Award a phenomenal 3 times?

Mike Conley Jr. The star is a three-time winner of the award: 2014, 2016, and 2019)

  1. Which Grizzly sunk the most three-pointers in a single game?

Mike Miller. On Jan. 3, 2007, Miller scored a record nine three-pointers in the Grizzlies’ win over the Golden State Warriors. This saw him smash Sam Mack’s 1999 franchise record of 8.

  1. What is the team’s mascot called?

Grizz. So popular is the furry character, that he was named 2011 NBA Mascot of the Year.

  1. Eddie Jones famously wore the #6 jersey in honour of which NBA great?

Julius Erving. Jones wore Erving’s #6 jersey as he was a fan of the 76ers star while growing up.

Houston Rockets Trivia

  1. Which two Rockets stars were dubbed the “Twin Towers”?

Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon. Sampson was picked by the Rockets in the 1983 NBA draft, followed by Olajuwon in the NBA Draft of 1984. While many believed this to have been a poor choice, with both towering above the rest at 7 feet, the “Twin Towers” in 1984-85 helped the Rockets to their first Playoffs run in three years.

  1. Who coached the Rockets to their longest winning streak?

Rick Adelman coached Houston to a 22-game winning streak during his very first season as head coach. This phenomenal streak happened between January and March 2008.

  1. Houston won their very first championship title in 1994. Who did they defeat?

The New York Knicks. The Rockets previously lost two Finals to the Boston Celtics.

  1. Who became the first Rocket to rack up 900+ assists in a single season?

James Harden. In the 2016-17 season, Harden finished the regular season with 907 assists, 2,356 points, and 659 rebounds.

  1. What number did star Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon wear?

The #34 jersey. His jersey was retired by the Rockets shortly after his retirement.

  1. Which Rocket holds the league record for the most 3-pointers sunk in a single half?

Chandler Parsons. He set this record on Jan. 24, 2014.

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