The 1994–95 NBA season was the Rockets’ 28th season in the National Basketball Association, also 24th season in Houston.  After winning their first tournament, the Rockets went on to win their first nine games of the year. But with greater competition in the West, management felt a change was needed to win another name. On February 14, the Rockets traded Otis Thorpe into the Portland Trail Blazers to get All-Star guard Clyde Drexler, a former teammate of Hakeem Olajuwon at the University of Houston. However, following the transaction, the Rockets struggled in the second half of this season posting a record of 17–18 on their way to finishing third in the Midwest Division with a 47–35 record. Olajuwon was chosen for the 1995 NBA All-Star Game.
In the movie, the Rockets faced the 3rd-seeded Utah Jazz in the first round. The Jazz would take a two –1 series lead, but the Rockets went on to win the series in five games. In the semifinals, they faced the Phoenix Suns for its second consecutive year. The Rockets was able to conquer the Suns in seven games ahead of the Western Conference Finals. In Texas Western Conference, they confronted the San Antonio Spurs. The two teams lacked home court advantage in the series, just winning on the street until the Rockets won Game 6 at The Summit and advanced to the NBA Finals. In the event, they drifted the Orlando Magic in four straight matches, and won their second successive championship. Following this year, Vernon Maxwell signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers, and Tracy Murray left at the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.