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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%: 100/89 | Average Draft Position: 16.60
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Rockets C Dwight Howard delivers 24-16 line vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:38 am ET) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored 24 points on 7 of 16 shooting from the field and 10 of 15 shooting from the free-throw line while grabbing 16 rebounds in his team's 115-111 overtime win over the Nuggets Wednesday.

Howard wasn't a sure bet to play coming into Wednesday going 30 minutes in his return from a knee injury Saturday, but he was able to give his team 43 minutes in the overtime win, adding four blocks and one assist to his big double-double. With a game against the Pelicans set for Thursday, it's possible the center could be given a day of rest after the heavy workload.


Rockets C Dwight Howard set to play Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard will play in Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the team announced.

Howard missed 11 games with a knee injury before returning to score 26 points and grab 13 rebounds in 30 minutes against the Nuggets Saturday. He was listed as questionable to play Wednesday but appears set to take the floor. The center has averaged 19.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 11 games.


Rockets' Howard participates in shootaround, questionable Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard was able to participate in shootaround Wednesday in preparation for their game against the Nuggets and is considered questionable. 

Howard, who made his first appearance in 11 games Saturday, has been dealing with a knee injury for the majority of the season. He scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds against the Nuggets Saturday. 

If Howard is unable to go, forward Donatas Motiejunas, Trevor Ariza, Tarik Black and Joey Dorsey would continue to see more minutes for Houston. 


Rockets list center Dwight Howard as questionable Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) After appearing in his first game since Nov. 17 on Saturday, Rockets center Dwight Howard is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game at Denver.

Howard missed 11 games while dealing with a right knee strain which is also the team’s reasoning for listing him as questionable Wednesday. In his first game back from injury, Howard scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Backup Tarik Black was receiving at least 15 minutes of game action while Howard was out, but was only on the court for seven minutes during Howard’s first game back Saturday. Black is averaging 4.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 21 games.


Rockets C Dwight Howard doubles up vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard scored a team-high 26 points on 9 of 11 shooting from the field and 8 of 17 shooting from the free-throw line while grabbing 13 rebounds in his team's 108-96 win over the Nuggets Saturday.

Howard, who was playing in his first game since Nov. 17 after missing 11 games with a knee injury, was supposed to be limited to 20-to-24 minutes in the game. He played 30 minutes while recording three blocks, two assists and one steal in addition to his eighth double-double. The Rockets have a rematch with the Nuggets on tap Wednesday.


Kevin McHale to keep Dwight Howard on minutes restriction Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Saturday he plans to play center Dwight Howard 20-24 minutes, in five minute spurts against the Nuggets.

Howard, who has missed the last 11 games for Houston with a knee injury, is averaging 17.1 points and 12.4 rebounds per game this year. 


Rockets C Dwight Howard upgraded to probable for Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard is on the verge of returning from an 11-game absence on Saturday due to a knee injury. Howard was officially upgraded from questionable to probable for Saturday's contest against the Nuggets, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Howard has been sidelined since Nov. 17 due to the injury. He is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks through his first 10 games played.

"I should be fine," Howard said. "I've been working out twice a day with the team and once after everybody leaves to do whatever I can to get into some game shape. We'll see how I feel tonight."


Rockets list Dwight Howard as questionable for Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Rockets coach Kevin McHale formally listed center Dwight Howard as questionable for Saturday's game against the Denver, according to the Houston Chronicle on Friday. Howard was unable to practice due to a knee injury, but if he takes part in morning shootaround, his status could change for the game.

Howard has been sidelined since Nov. 17 due to the injury. He is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks through his first 10 games played.


Rockets center Dwight Howard hopes to be back Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Rockets coach Kevin McHale said center Dwight Howard will not play Wednesday against the Warriors, missing a 10th straight game due to a knee injury. However, Howard said he hopes to be back in the lineup Saturday against the Nuggets.

Howard last appeared in a game Nov. 17 against Memphis, totaling 15 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes.


Rockets C Dwight Howard not expected back 'any time soon'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Rockets coach Kevin McHale told reporters Sunday he's not expecting center Dwight Howard back in the lineup "any time soon," per the Houston Chronicle. Howard has been sidelined since Nov. 17 because of a knee injury.

"He will not be coming back any time soon, either," McHale said. "You might as well ask me about the weather next week. I have no idea. Partly cloudy, baby."


Rockets' Dwight Howard likely to miss at least one more week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Wednesday that center Dwight Howard will probably be out through the weekend, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Rockets play three times in four days starting Wednesday but will have Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off before resuming action Dec. 10. If he hasn't gotten back on the floor by that point, Howard will have missed nine games while recovering from a knee injury.


Rockets expecting to be without four players Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Rockets are not expecting have center Dwight Howard (knee), forward Terrence Jones (knee) and guards Patrick Beverley (hamstring) and Isaiah Cannan (ankle) Wednesday against the Grizzlies. 

Howard is listed as doubtful while Jones, Beverley and Cannan have already been ruled out. Howard has missed the last six games, while Beverley has missed the last four. Jones has been out since Nov. 4 and is not expected back for at least a week. 


Rockets give C Dwight Howard the thumbs-down Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) Rockets forward Dwight Howard was officially ruled out for Saturday's contest against Milwaukee due to a nagging knee injury, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Howard has now missed six consecutive games due to the issue. He is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks through his first 10 games played this season. His next chance to return will come Wednesday against Memphis.


Rockets' Dwight Howard considered doubtful for Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Rockets forward Dwight Howard is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against Milwaukee.

Howard will travel with the club on Friday night, but it's still unclear if he'll play. Howard is dealing with a knee injury. He's already missed five games due to the issue. 


Rockets rule center Dwight Howard out Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The Houston Rockets will again be without center Dwight Howard for Friday’s game against the Clippers.

Howard is dealing with a knee strain. Friday will be the fifth straight game Howard has missed because of the injury. A return date has yet to be determined. The Rockets next play Saturday at Milwaukee.


Rockets' McHale: Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley likely out Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Wednesday that center Dwight Howard and guard Patrick Beverley, both of whom have been ruled out for Wednesday's matchup with the Kings, will likely remain sidelined Friday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

McHale also indicated that he'd like both players to practice before returning to game action, which likely leaves them as doubtful to play Saturday as well. The Rockets get three days off after the upcoming back-to-back before playing Wednesday, which could mark a return date for both players if they can practice in the interim.


Report: Dwight Howard a no-go again Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard is set to miss a fourth straight game with a strained right knee. He has been ruled out for the Wednesday game against Sacramento, per the Houston Chronicle.

The ailment is taking longer than expected to heal enough for Howard to play. He was reportedly a possibility to be active Monday against New York, but remained sidelined.

Howard was off to a strong start, averaging 18.8 points and 11.3 rebounds a game before going down.


Dwight Howard will miss third straight game Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Knicks. It will be the third straight game Howard misses because of a strained right knee.

It was reported Monday morning by Yahoo Sports that Howard was a "potential go" to play against New York. Tarik Black has replaced Howard in the starting lineup the last two games.


Report: Dwight Howard a 'potential go' for Monday's game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard is a "potential go" for Monday's game against the Knicks, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Howard has missed the last two games due to a knee injury.

If Howard suits up Monday, he will be facing a New York team yielding 99.6 points per game. Howard is averaging 18.5 points and 12.4 rebounds in 32 career games against the Knicks.


Rockets' Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley miss practice Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard (knee) and guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring) did not practice Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reports. Both players remain questionable for Monday's game against the Knicks, though Beverley indicated Saturday that he'd play Monday.

Rockets rule center Dwight Howard out Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) The Rockets confirmed center Dwight Howard will be held out of Saturday’s game against Dallas.

This will be Howard’s second consecutive game he has missed while dealing with a knee sprain. He recently underwent platelet rich protein therapy to alleviate the injury. The Rockets next play Monday against the Knicks.


Rockets C Dwight Howard upgraded to questionable for Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard was upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Saturday's game against the Mavericks, according to Comcast SportsNet Houston. Howard sat out Wednesday’s loss to the Lakers with a strained knee and underwent platelet rich protein therapy to alleviate the injury.

He is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks through 10 games played.


Rockets' Dwight Howard undergoes minor knee therapy treatment


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) To help alleviate issues with his strained knee, Rockets center Dwight Howard told reporters he underwent platelet rich protein therapy, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Howard missed Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers with a strained knee and is not expected to play Saturday against Dallas. He is currently listed as day-to-day.


Rockets don't expect Dwight Howard to play Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Rockets coach Kevin McHale indicated Thursday that the team will "probably" be without center Dwight Howard Saturday against the Mavericks, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Howard is listed a day-to-day as he recovers from a strained right knee. The Rockets play four times in a six-game span starting Monday.


Rockets center Dwight Howard misses practice, still day to day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Rockets center Dwight Howard missed Thursday's practice with a right knee strain and remains day to day. Howard missed Wednesday's game against the Lakers due to the injury and was replaced in the starting lineup by Tarik Black.

The Rockets are back in action Saturday vs. Dallas. The Mavericks are yielding 98.5 points per game. Howard averaged 24 points and 11.8 rebounds in four games against the Mavs last season.