This means Howard will not be subject to any further discipline and will not be suspended.
Howard fouled Bogut with what appeared to be an elbow above the shoulders. Howard is averaging 16.2 points and 13.9 rebounds during the playoffs. He's recorded three consecutive double-doubles.
Howard fouled Bogut hard in Game 4 above the shoulders and was given a Flagrant 1.
"He just tried to get off a hold," McHale said. "The second foul always gets called. He swiped his arm back, it's not like he turned on him. It's been that way forever in this league. The second one always gets called."
Howard is averaging 16.2 points and 13.9 rebounds per game in the playoffs and has recorded three consecutive double-doubles.
The Cavs passed on the chance to extend Thompson prior to the season, but, after he averaged 8.5 points and 8.0 rebounds this year, James is ready to endorse him for the long term.
"Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said on Monday, per Cleveland.com. "There's no reason why he shouldn't. This guy is 24 years old. He's played in 340?plus straight games, and he's gotten better every single season. It's almost like, 'What more can you ask out of a guy?'"
Horford was tossed afterd delivering an elbow above the shoulders of Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova after the two were tangled up with one another. This appeared to be in retaliation after Dellavedova dove toward Horford's knees.
Horford received a Flagrant 2 and Dellavedova received a technical foul.
With the NBA making this decision, Horford will be available for Game 4. The Cavaliers lead the series 3-0.
Horford, who was leading the Hawks with 14 points and four rebounds, was entangled with Dellavedova when he delivered an elbow to the Cleveland guard's head with 34.3 seconds remaining in the half.
After the officials reviewed the foul, with Cleveland fans chanting Dellavedova's name, they decided to assess a Flagrant 2 to Horford, which results in an automatic ejection, and a technical foul to Dellavedova.
A Flagrant 2 foul also warrants a one-game suspension, which could be huge for a Hawks team on the ropes and without guard Kyle Korver.
It was Howard's 11th double-double in the playoffs this season and fifth in his last six games. Howard is averaging 16.4 points and 14 rebounds per game in the postseason. He and the Rockets will look to stave off elimination on Monday in Houston.
Howard had 19 points and 17 rebounds in 40 minutes in Game 2. He said on Saturday, "I don't even want to think of it as an injury."
"He had two or three different times where he got hit in the same spot," Mike Budenholzer said. "The feedback from him after the game, I think that he's going to be OK. ... A couple hits, a couple bangs, we're hopeful that he'll be fine going into Game 3."
Horford, who checked back in a few minutes later, has been one of his team's few accurate shooters in the series. He has hit on 65 percent (13-for-20) from the field.
Horford came out of the game with a quad injury, but he was able to return to the game. Horford played 30 minutes and scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting.