“Run as One” at Rockets’ second round playoff games at Toyota Center & watch parties around Houston

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Don’t miss a minute of action during the Rockets’ second-round playoff matchup at these watch parties and events around Houston. 

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The Houston Rockets dispatched the Minnesota Timberwolves easily enough in the first round thanks to some stunning performances by James Harden and Clint Capela.

Now, they turn their attention to the Utah Jazz, coming off a physical showdown with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook.

Though the Rockets swept the Jazz throughout the regular season, Utah comes into this series riding a momentum high thanks to the surprising rise of rookie Donovan Mitchell.

We’ve pulled together the important dates to look for in the Rockets’ second-round series on their quest for a championship.

Second Round

For home games, you’ll want to be at Toyota Center. Tickets will be hard to come by, but you may find hard-to-get seats on the TicketNetwork resale market.

  • Game 5 | Tuesday, May 8 at Houston – 7pm

Playoff Rockets Viewing Destinations

If you weren’t fast enough to grab a ticket for Toyota Center, you can still #RunAsOne with plenty of spots around town to join up with other fans in pursuit of the NBA championship.

  • Lucky’s Pub – Now into their eleventh year, the pub wedged between BBVA Compass Stadium and Downtown has become the de facto headquarters for any of Houston’s post-season dreams. Just blocks away from Toyota Center, this will make for a popular pre- and post-game visit.
  • 8th Wonder Brewery – Nearby, the brewery full of H-town pride will have their doors open for fans dropping by before the game or those that couldn’t snag a ticket. Their Rocket Fuel Porter and Dream Shake Stout should pair excellently with a Rockets win during the playoffs.
  • Little Woodrow’s – With locations from the Heights to Midtown and Rice Village, there’s bound to be a Woodrow’s near you. This might be one of the more enticing spots for Game 1 on Sunday, as their afternoon crawfish boil promises plenty of food before tip-off.
  • Ladybird’s Bar – Drink specials and food trucks are what’s on tap at this Washington Avenue hometown bar, where you’ll be able to keep an eye on Astros games just as much as the Rockets’ series.
  • The Gorgeous Gael – Located in Rice Village, Gorgeous Gael has game specials, giveaways and more! Keep an eye on their social media for specific game information.
  • Diablo Loco – On the west side of town off Richmond Avenue, Diablo Loco is offering $3 frozen margaritas, $3 domestics, and $3 fireballs from 4pm to midnight during Rockets playoff games.
  • Volcano Room – Seabrook’s Volcano Room has $4 Clutch City Shots with food and drink specials all night during Rockets playoff games.
  • Your Pie Houston – Indulge in unlimited pizza for $15 during all Rockets playoff games, plus toss back $3 Bud Light pints and $5 Saint Arnold pints. There will also be a Rockets Rave Shootout, where you might win free pizza for one year.
  • Gridiron Sports Bar & Grill – Dollar hot dogs and $7.25 for domestics and fireball shots highlight gameday specials at this Sugar Land sports bar, complete with a full menu of burgers, wings and more.

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