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Houston flood strands Dwight Howard, hundreds of Rockets fans overnight at arena

Hundreds of Rockets fans were stuck overnight in the Toyota Center after Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals because of severe rain that led to heavy flooding in Houston.

When the game ended around 11 p.m. CT, the Rockets advised fans to stay in the arena because of the weather. Dwight Howard was among those who stayed in the building.

Howard explained his decision to stay to the Houston Chronicle:

"There's no need to try to push it. 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."

Makes sense. Here's a look at the scene outside the arena on Monday night.

Stay safe, Houston.

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