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12 Dwight Howard C
Height/Weight: 6-11/275 | Birthdate: 12/8/1985 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA | Team: Houston Rockets | College: No College | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 99/54 | Average Draft Position: 16.68
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Report: Rockets C Dwight Howard to get second opinion on knee


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will get a second opinion after being diagnosed with edema in hisi right knee, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Howard, who could miss extended time due to the knee issue, was scheduled to be evaluated further after undergoing an MRI Wednesday. He'll stay behind when the team travels for a two-game road trip this weekend. Howard has averaged 16.3 points and 11.0 rebounds in 32 games.


Rockets C Dwight Howard dealing with edema in knee


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) An MRI on the injured knee of Rockets center Dwight Howard has revealed edema, the team announced.

The team didn't specify whether Howard is dealing with swelling within a bone or in the soft tissue of the knee, but the center will be "evaluated further in the coming days." He missed his second straight game Wednesday, and the Rockets have two more games scheduled for Friday and Saturday before receiving a three-day break. Howard will not travel with the team for the two-game road trip, the Houston Chronicle reports.


Rockets' Terrence Jones in, Dwight Howard likely out Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Rockets coach Kevin McHale indicated that forward Terrence Jones (knee) will play in Wednesday's game against the Mavericks, while center Dwight Howard (ankle) is expected to miss the game, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Jones will be seeing his first action since Nov. 4 as he's missed most of the season due to nerve inflammation in his left knee. The forward was able to participate in practice Tuesday. Howard was able to play just eight minutes Friday due to a sprained ankle, which kept him out of action Sunday.

The Rockets are 4-point favorites at home against the Mavericks Wednesday.


Rockets' Dwight Howard tweaks ankle during Tuesday's practice


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard said he tweaked his ankle during Tuesday's practice, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Howard is dealing with a right ankle sprain, which caused him to miss Sunday's contest.

"It wasn't as bad as when it happened, but I had to sit out of practice, so we'll see how it feels tomorrow," Howard said. "Hopefully I can play, but if not, we still have a great chance to win the game."

Howard will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.


Rockets' Dwight Howard once again listed as questionable


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavs. He sat out Sunday against the Lakers due to a sprained ankle.

Howard is averaging a season-low 13.7 points per game in January. He does have a season-high 131 rebounds through 13 January games.


Rockets center Dwight Howard officially out Sunday against Lakers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers with an ankle injury, coach Kevin McHale confirmed pregame.

Howard, who is averaging 16.3 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, injured his ankle in Friday's game against the Suns. Joey Dorsey will start in Howard's place.

The Rockets are currently 8 1/2-point favorites Sunday.


Rockets' McHale: 'Not real hopeful' Howard will play Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) After missing Sunday morning's shootaround, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he is not real hopeful center Dwight Howard will be play in Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

Howard is dealing with a sprained ankle, which he injured during Friday's win over the Suns.

The Rockets are 8 1/2-point favorites.


Rockets list Dwight Howard as questionable for Sunday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Howard sprained his ankle during Friday's win over the Suns and left the arena in a walking boot. In 32 games, Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 11.0 rebounds. Forward Joey Dorsey could see his role increase if Howard is unable to play.

The Rockets are 7 1/2-point favorites.


Rockets' Dwight Howard (ankle) leaves arena in walking boot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard left the arena in a walking boot after injuring his ankle in his team's 113-111 win over the Suns, the Associated Press reports.

Howard twisted his ankle while landing on the foot of a Suns player and limped back to the locker room before being ruled out for the remainder of the game.

"I really couldn't put any pressure on it," Howard said after the game. "But we got the win, so that's the only thing that matters."

Coach Kevin McHale said the team would know more about the center's availability for the upcoming slate of games after he's evaluated Saturday.


Rockets' Dwight Howard sprains ankle, will not return Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard left Friday's game against the Suns in the first quarter after appearing to roll his right ankle going for a rebound. Howard came into the game already dealing with a knee injury. He suffered a sprained right ankle and will not return.

Before leaving, Howard scored five points on 2 of 2 shooting and grabbed threee rebounds for Houston.


Dwight Howard, James Harden in Rockets starting lineup Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard and shooting guard James Harden are in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with the Suns.

Both players were deemed probable to play Friday with knee injuries. Howard played just 21 minutes Wednesday, scoring seven points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Harden served in his regular capacity Wednesday, scoring 33 points in 32 minutes.

The Rockets are 2 1/2-point underdogs in Phoenix Friday.


Rockets C Dwight Howard ruled probable for Phoenix game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard was added to the injury report with a strained right knee. However. he was labeled as probable for Friday's matchup against the Suns, according to Mark Berman of FOX26 in Houston.

Howard is trying to play through the discomfort. Over his last 10 games, he has averaged 13.8 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 49.5 percent from the field per contest. 

Houston is a 2-point underdog at Phoenix.


Rockets center Dwight Howard still bothered by knee injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard said Tuesday his right knee is still giving him issues, but will continue to play through the pain it is giving him, The Houston Chronicle reports.

"I am getting there," Howard said of his knee injury. "Each day is different but I just try to play as hard as I can for as long as I can. I want to make sure that come playoff time, I will be 100 percent. Right now, I want to give my team everything I have."

Howard has posted two consecutive double-doubles despite experiencing discomfort with the knee strain. He is averaging 18.3 points and 10.8 rebounds over the last four games for Houston.

Coach Kevin McHale said after Monday's game Howard has struggled to finish in the past few weeks, but he is liking what he's seen latley from the big man.

"Dwight got every rebound out there which was fantastic," McHale said. "We found him a little bit in the offense but not a ton. He got fouled a lot around the basket. He dominated the defensive glass."

Howard is considered probable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.


Rockets C Dwight Howard scores team-high 23 vs. Warriors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored a team-high 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting while hauling in 10 rebounds in his team's 131-106 loss to the Warriors Saturday.

Howard hadn't turned in a double-double in any of his last four games before coming through with a 23-10 line in 35 minutes Saturday. He also recorded three assists in the loss, the Rockets' second in their last three games. Howard will face the Pacers Monday.


Rockets C Dwight Howard (knee) probable to play Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard is probable to play in Saturday's game against the Warriors due to a strained right knee, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Howard's knee issues have been a recurring theme this season, but with the probable tag, he should be able to suit up Saturday. He hasn't posted a double-double in any of his last four contests but is averaging 16.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in his 28 games.


NBA suspends Garnett for one game; Howard fined $15,000


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) The NBA announced Tuesday it suspended Nets forward Kevin Garnett one game without pay for initiating an altercation and headbutting Rockets center Dwight Howard during Monday's game. 

Howard was fined $15,000 for pushing Garnett in the neck area.

The incident began when Garnett was called for a foul against Howard with 7:53 left in the first quarter. The players lightly shoved each other before Garnett threw the ball into Howard's back, and as the players went face-to-face, Garnett rammed his head into the area near Howard's mouth. Howard responded by shoving Garnett with his right hand, per the Associated Press

Garnett was ejected following the incident, while Howard received a technical foul. Garnett will serve his suspension Wednesday against the Grizzlies.


Nets' Kevin Garnett ejected from Tuesday's game for headbutt


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2015) Nets center Kevin Garnett was ejected from Tuesday’s game against the Rockets after headbutting Rockets center Dwight Howard.

During the altercation in the first quarter, Garnett leaned into Howard and headbutted him. Howard then attempted to hit Garnett before the two were separated. The headbutt did not cause any damage to Howard. Both Howard and Garnett received technical fouls, but Howard remained in the game.


Rockets list Howard, Shved probable vs. Utah


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) The Rockets have listed center Dwight Howard (knee) and guard Alexey Shved (ankle) as probable for Saturday's contest against the Jazz, reports the Houston Chronicle

Houston is currently an 11 1/2-point home favorite against Utah, per VegasInsider.com.


Rockets' Dwight Howard doubles up on the Knicks on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard doubled up on the Knicks on Thursday.

Howard shot 4-6 from the field. He sunk 5-8 free throws, finishing with 13 points. Howard was active on the boards, coming up with 10 rebounds. He also added six rebounds and two steals. 


Dwight Howard goes for 17 points, 19 rebounds in road win


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored 17 points and grabbed a season-high 19 rebounds, 10 offensive, in Wednesday's 105-93 win at Cleveland. Howard added two assists and a block while playing 37 minutes.

Howard has 46 rebounds in his past three games entering Thursday's contest at the Knicks.


Rockets' Dwight Howard doubles up Bulls Monday in loss


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in Houston's 114-105 loss to the Bulls Monday. It was Howard's second straight double-double and 15th of the season through 22 games played. 

Howard has struggled to score lately, only surpassing 20 points twice in his last 10 games.

He and the Rockets will look to boucne back Wednesday against the Cavaliers.


Rockets' Dwight Howard gets on track with double-double Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard had 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting with 13 rebounds in Houston's blowout win over the Heat Saturday.

It was Howard's first double digit rebounding game in his last four games. It was also Howard's 14th double-double of the season and 566th of his career. The Rockets are back in action Monday at Chicago.


Rockets C Dwight Howard posts 24-17 line vs. Spurs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored 24 points on 11 of 13 shooting while racking up a season-high 17 rebounds in his team's 110-106 loss to the Spurs Sunday.

Howard was probable to play with a knee injury but looked strong, delivering his best shooting performance and rebounding total of the season in the same game. He also kicked in one assist, one block and one steal in 38 minutes. The Rockets will square off with the Wizards Monday.


Report: Rockets list Howard, Harden, Ariza as probable Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2014) The Rockets listed center Dwight Howard (knee), guard James Harden (hamstring) and forward Trevor Ariza (knee contusion) as probable for Sunday’s game at San Antonio, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Meanwhile, guard Alexey Shved was ruled out with a left ankle sprain.


Dwight Howard posts 11th double-double of season in win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard had 16 points and 13 rebounds in Houston's 110-95 win over Portland Monday.

It was Howard's 11th double-double in 15 games played this season. Howard also has four assists for Houston. 

Howard and the Rockets will look to keep things rolling Friday against the Grizzlies.