Russell Westbrook will play in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
Westbrook last played in the semifinals four years ago as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The superstar of the Rockets had 20 points (9/20 shooting) in Game 7 against the Thunder.
Houston survived Game 7 (102-104) and will now face the Los Angeles Lakers. Game 1 is on Friday.