Dwight Howard & 200 Rockets Fans Stranded at Arena Until 6 am Due to Rain/Floods
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Typically, fans and players of a home team, down 0-3, after a must-win game 4, are celebrating in the streets, at bars, and in their homes afterwards. But that wasn’t the case Monday night and early Tuesday morning after the Rockets beat the Warriors in GM4.
Due to severe rain and flooding in the streets, many fans and players like Dwight Howard, were stranded at the Toyota Center until 4 (update: 6) am. Dwight Howard, and his son, kept busy by doing interviews (pics below) and interacting with stranded fans. Fans who left and live within 30 minutes of the arena were reporting up to 3 hour drives to get home. Then you have people like me, with DirecTV in their Houston homes, who tried to watch the game but missed the majority of it because of satellite problems and the electricity going out multiple times.
So what did I and many other Houstonians miss?
Dwight Howard hit Bogut in the Face (Only gets a flagrant 1 foul)
James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points (17 in the 4th).
James Harden hitting a full court shot (after the buzzer)
Steph Curry took a hard fall (but returned)
These great plays including a big defensive one by Harden (#2)
So instead of these moments, here’s what a lot people were talking about and will remember the most from last night.