Texas floods: Houston Rockets fans trapped at arena for hours after basketball game

The Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors on Monday, but floods kept the fans in the arena

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As storms in Texas dumped historic rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend, the Houston Rockets took one step back from the brink on Tuesday and beat the Golden State Warriors at home on Monday.

But post-game celebrations were short-lived in Houston, as hundreds of fans were trapped at the Toyota Centre for more than 11 hours due to dangerous conditions outside.

In total, 11 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma and several people are still missing. More than 1,000 homes have been destroyed in Texas, displacing thousands of people, according to the Associated Press.

See photos of the damage here.

Dwight Howard, the Rockets centre, was among those trapped in the Toyota Centre on Monday night and the player came out from the locker room to speak with fans who stayed in the stands.

After Monday's win, the Rockets still are down three games to one in the NBA's Western Conference Finals. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 hole in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is on Wednesday.


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