A flash flood emergency was declared in Houston where torrential downpours created severe flooding. Tons of cars were stuck on highways and fans inside the Toyota Center were urged to remain in the arena. Some 200 fans were stuck in the Toyota Center for hours along with Rockets star center Dwight Howard. According to Howard, he lives further away then the other players and was urged to stay in the arena while the others left. Howard remained upbeat and even came out and comforted the stranded fans as well as speaking with the media.