Get updated Rockets team stats for both offense and defense. Was Houston the worst defensive team in the NBA during the 2021-22 season? All of the statistics seem to point towards that being the case. The Rockets finished dead last in defensive rating behind other teams like the Portland Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers. They also ranked last by a wide margin in opponent points per game and 29th in opponent effective field goal percentage (eFG%) and defensive efficiency. The only major defensive statistic that Houston ranked fairly well in was opponent three-point percentage (17th.) Hopefully, the addition of talented, defensive-oriented rookies Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr can elevate the team on that end of the floor.