These young Rockets fans were chosen to play lay-up tic-tac-toe at halftime (it’s unclear whether this was Game 3 or 4). The contestants, Reid and Blake, had either never played the game before, or were just bad at it. First, Reid failed to block Blake’s impending tic-tac-toe, and then Blake failed to capitalize! The announcers could hardly hide their dismay. There’s a non-zero possibility that this was an elaborate late-night show prank.