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Entry from February 28, 2007
Texas Three-Step (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio)

The “Texas Three-Step” means a trip to the cities of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. In the National Basketball Association, “Texas Three-Step” means a tough Texas road trip against the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs. The “Texas Three-Step” is sometimes also called the “Texas Triangle” or the “Golden Triangle” or the “Texas Trifecta.”

The name “Texas Three-Step” (recorded from the 1990s) borrows from the dance “Texas Two-Step.”

Google Books
One Last Shot: The Story of Michael Jordan’s Comeback
by Mitchell Krugel
New York: St. Martin’s Press
Pg. 135:
Two nights after Houston, Washington finished its Texas three-step road trip in Dallas…

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From: (Matthew Chung-Chie Sin)
Date: 1997/12/01
Subject: Twin Towers (ATL)

Next the Hawks finish the Texas three step with Dallas and Houston. 

Most Valuable Network
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
The Clippers need to do two more things as a team this season for a playoff push. A) They need to continue to win on the road and B) They need to play well against the Texas Three-Step of Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

Forum Blue & Gold (L.A. Lakers)
November 19th, 2006
But they just lost their last three on the toughest road trip in the NBA this season – the Texas three step of Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, A lot of teams are going to lose three in a row going on that road trip. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, February 28, 2007 • Permalink