Relive four of the greatest moments in Rockets basketball history. Each set comes with four laser-etched coasters depicting these historic plays:
2004 Regular Season vs San Antonio - McGrady 13 in 33
1994 Finals: Game 6 vs New York - Olajuwon blocks Starks
1995 Western Conference Semis: Game 7 vs Phoenix - Kiss of Death
1986 Western Conference Finals: Game 5 vs Los Angeles - Sampson's game winner
These slate coasters are laser-etched indelibly into the stone itself.
- Size: 4" x 4" x 0.25" per coaster
- Weight: 0.25lbs (4oz)
- Natural edge
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2004 Regular Season
McGrady 13 in 33
Rockets vs San Antonio
81 - 80
9 December, 2004
Tracy McGrady's 13 points in 33 seconds is one of the all-time greatest performances by any basketball player. Down by 8 points with 35 ticks left on the clock, McGrady drove the court and put up the first, of what would be, four 3-pointers. San Antonio went 4-for-4 on free-throws, but it didn't matter. Down by 2 points with 1.7 seconds left on the clock, McGrady made his final 3-pointer to win the game.
1994 Finals: Game 6
Olajuwon blocks Starks
Rockets vs New York
86 - 84
19 June, 1994
1994 was the year Houston earned the title 'Clutch City' after overcoming a 0-2 deficit against Phoenix in the Conference Semifinals. It was a title they earned over again in the 7 game series with New York for the championship. Down 3-2 in the critical Game 6, Houston was up a basket and there were only seconds left on the clock, but New York had the ball and a chance to win. Hakeem Olajuwon came up huge, blocking John Stark's 3 point attempt that would have given New York the title. The block forced Game 7, which Houston won to bring home their first championship title.
1995 Western Conference Semis: Game 7
Kiss of Death
Rockets vs Phoenix
115 - 114
20 May, 1995
A year after turning "Choke City" to "Clutch City," Houston was once again falling behind 0-2 to Phoenix and then to 1-3 in the Conference Semifinals. But once again Houston battled back, becoming the first team to ever overcome such a playoff deficit. In Game 7 Mario Elie hit a clutch three with 7 seconds left on the clock and blew Phoenix fans what became known as the "Kiss of Death." Phoenix wont the series and went on to sweep Orlando in the Finals for Houston's second title.
1986 Western Conference Finals: Game 5
Sampson's game winner
Rockets vs Los Angeles
114 - 112
21 May, 1986
Houston was a huge underdog against the defending champs, but Los Angeles was only able to get a win in one game against Houston. Los Angeles put up a strong effort in a high scoring Game 5 and had the score tied at 112 with only a second left on the clock. That's when Ralph Sampson stunned them with a jumper off an inbound pass from Rodney McCray with no time left on the clock. The shot sent Los Angeles home and sent Houston to the NBA Finals.
I purchased a set for a gift for my husband. We were disappointed to find that one of the corners on one coaster was completely chipped off. We've requested a new set, however it hasn't been resolved.
As a Braves Fan we had to wait quite a while for this championship. When I saw these I had to get them for some of my family for Christmas who are avid Braves Fans. When they arrived they were not in great shape. I contacted customer service and they went above and beyond. They replaced both sets free of charge and told me not to send back the defective ones. While on Christmas I gifted the defective coasters both my sister and son went absolutely nuts. I told them that the replacements would come soon but couldn't make it in time for Christmas. Both responded these are the coolest things they got this year and after having waited 26 years for this championship what's a couple extra weeks. I have to say I couldn't be happier for the unique gift idea from Playbook Products or with their response to the original defective coasters. The new ones arrived and have been delivered to the appropriate recipients and they were as excited as they were Christmas morning. To say the least I will be ordering several other sets of other coasters for other members of my Family. I've got an Ohio State fan that will be getting her set for her birthday. Thanks again Playbook Products for great gift ideas and for Exceptional Customer Service.
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I ordered on Dec 27th. Today is January 12th and it still hasn’t shipped.
Got these for my brother, who is a big soccer fan. He loves them! The coasters are great quality and they were such a unique gift!