Friday's Rockets-Mavericks game becomes second NBA game in Texas postponed by winter storm

Liz Roscher
·2-min read

Severe winter weather has prompted the NBA to postpone another game in Texas.

The league announced on Thursday that Friday's game between the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets will be postponed. The league cited the government shutdown of Houston's Toyota Center because of the severe weather in making the decision.

The NBA also postponed Wednesday's game between Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks, which was scheduled to be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Millions of homes and businesses around the state are without electricity after Winter Storm Uri landed on Texas. Temperatures have reached record lows, making power restoration and the strategic use of local resources critical priorities.

NBA joins NHL in Dallas postponements

The Mavs share American Airlines Center with the Dallas Stars, who took a lot of heat on Monday for failing to postpone their game against the Nashville Predators until just hours before the puck was supposed to drop. The American Airlines Center shares the same power grid with the numerous vital local services, and with so many in the area without power, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson requested that the Stars postpone their game so they wouldn't take up valuable resources.

DALLAS, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 20:  A general view of the basketball court before a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on November 20, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Pistons and Mavericks won't play their game on Wednesday due to power outages in Dallas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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