The Splash Brothers met their match Monday night, in more ways than one.
Severe storms and torrential downpours hit the Houston area Monday, stranding hundreds of Rockets fans — and center Dwight Howard — inside the arena following the team’s 128-115 Game 4 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Fans stuck inside the Toyota Center following the Rockets game due to severe weather outside. http://t.co/Xe99D5Oq3l—
Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_KPRC) May 26, 2015
At around 11 p.m. CT, the Rockets advised fans to remain inside until the conditions improved, as several highways and roads were flooded.
Literally can't get home after the game. Cars are drowning 🙈 http://t.co/5kQYdE6qsT—
Britni (@britnib714) May 26, 2015
KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) May 26, 2015
Most of the 18,000-plus fans in attendance decided to brave the elements, but a few hundred decided to wait it out, including Howard.
“There’s no need to try to push it,” Howard said after the game, via The Houston Chronicle. “One of my friends just hit me up and said he’s stuck on the highway now. I don’t think it’s smart for anybody to try to be out on this weather.”
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much for the Rockets big man to do.
“They’re showing the Weather Channel right now,” he said. “They need to put on a movie or something.”
Howard eventually took matters into his own hands, coming out to interact with fans while his son had some fun with the crowd.
Adam Clanton (@adamclanton) May 26, 2015
At least someone is having fun here. As Dwight does a local TV interview, his son plays with the crowd - http://t.co/Fjb11kxh1K—
Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 26, 2015
The Toyota Center also took extra measures, offering some hospitality to a number of fans who still were stuck in the arena early Tuesday morning.
They're feeding breakfast at the Rockets' arena, for the people who are still stranded inside.—
Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) May 26, 2015
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