Duane Brown's not originally from Houston.
But he's definitely a Rockets fan.
"I am. I am," the Texans' left tackle said on Monday. "I've been following them. I haven't been to as many games as I'd like, but I was happy to be able to go to that game and get the first playoff win."
The Pro Bowler spoke with the media after Monday's offseason conditioning workout, and was also at
Toyota Center for Saturday night's Game 1 victory over the Mavericks. A Texan since 2008, he's played in a variety of venues around the country, with a lot on the line. Brown said it was fun to be a spectator over the weekend.
"That was intense," Brown said. "That was a great atmosphere and a great win for the guys. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series."
Brown was in the building Saturday night, but teammate J.J. Watt was not. His absence, however, didn't diminish his support for the Rockets.
"Yeah, I was going to try and go on Saturday night, but I had a long few days so I was a little tired," Watt said. "They played awesome. I watched the first quarter and they were killing it, so it's awesome to watch them do so good."
Game 2 is tonight at Toyota Center. There's no doubt Brown, Watt and many more of their Texans teammates will be watching.
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 4/16/2021)