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Houston Chronicle May 22, 2015

Dwight Howard puts team before body despite undesirable Game 2 result

OAKLAND, Calif. – Dwight Howard sat at his locker. Between his bright red shorts and black socks were two giant ice packs draped and taped over his knees. Ice would have been necessary for any player who just played 40 minutes in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals and had a dominant performance with […]
Houston Chronicle 16 hours ago

Rockets’ Dwight Howard listed as probable for Game 3

Dwight Howard is officially listed as probable for Game 3, the team announced Friday. Howard, who hurt is left knee in the opener, returned for Game 2 and played 40 minutes and scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. The status for Game 3 shows there was no relapse.
Oakland Tribune May 21, 2015

Rockets' Dwight Howard might play in Game 2

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard participates in the morning shootaround and will see how he feels Thursday night before he decides if he will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors.
Houston Chronicle May 21, 2015

Dwight Howard works out with knee brace; still questionable for Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO — Dwight Howard’s  status for Game 2 against the Warriors won’t be made until gametime. He was on the court at shootaround on Thursday but was wearing a brace on his sprained left knee. “We’ll see tonight,” coach Kevin McHale said. Howard went through about half of the team’s shootaround and is officially […]
Houston Chronicle May 20, 2015

Early friendly fire renders Dwight Howard ineffective due to left knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. — Dwight Howard couldn’t have been more hyped up to play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night. But the Rockets center’s time on the court was short-lived as a collision with teammate Josh Smith in the first quarter left Howard with a left knee bruise that had him […]
Oakland Tribune May 19, 2015

Rockets center Dwight Howard leaves Game 1 with knee injury

Howard, who suffered injury in first quarter, scored seven points before leaving game for good in fourth quarter.
Houston Chronicle May 20, 2015

Dwight Howard listed as questionable for Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO — The Rockets are listing Dwight Howard as “questionable” for Game 2 against the Warriors after he banged his left knee in Game 1. Josh Smith rolled into Howard’s knee in the first quarter on Tuesday. Howard returned and played 26 minutes but scored just seven points to go along with 13 rebounds. […]

Dwight Howard playing in Game 2

How effective will Dwight Howard be playing hurt? The Warriors will find out in a few minutes, as Howard is listed in the Rockets’ starting lineup for Game 2. Howard sprained his left knee in a first-quarter collison with teammate Josh Smith in Game 1. Rockets coach Kevin McHale was asked before the game how receptive he was to heeding the advice of his training staff during his playing days.
Houston Chronicle May 21, 2015

Dwight Howard will play Game 2

Dwight Howard, who hurt his knee in the first quarter of Game 1, will play tonight against the Warriors. Howard wore a brace during the morning shoot around but after going through warmups at Oracle before tipoff, he was declared good to go.
Oakland Tribune May 20, 2015

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard questionable for Game 2

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is questionable for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors because of a knee injury.
Houston Chronicle May 19, 2015

Now deep into a playoff run, Dwight Howard is right where he belongs

SAN FRANCISCO — As Dwight Howard put up shots in the Olympic Club during the Rockets’ shootaround on Tuesday morning, he grinned, laughed and joked around with his teammates. Game 1 of the Western Conference finals was a few hours away and Howard was in a good place. “Being here means the world,” Howard said. […]

Howard a game-time decision for Rockets

Howard a game-time decision for Rockets Dwight Howard believes that he’s close to being ready to go, but according to teammate James Harden the team’s game plan will remain the same regardless of whether the dominating center takes the floor in Game 2. Howard, who suffered a sprained knee during the Rockets’ 110-106 Game 1 loss when teammate Josh Smith fell on him, is listed as questionable heading into Thursday night’s game. Try to move the basketball offensively, defensively help each other out. Howard practiced Thursday morning, taking cuts to the basket with assistant Josh...
Houston Chronicle May 19, 2015

Dwight Howard exits early after knee gets hit

- Rockets center Dwight Howard left Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals after he collided with forward Josh Smith with 5:50 left in the first quarter. Smith fell into Howard’s left knee and Howard was slow to get up and get to the bench. The team took a timeout and Howard walked up and […]
The Dream Shake May 20, 2015

Dwight Howard injury: Rockets center leaves Game 1, doesn't return

A bruised left knee kept Superman out of the lineup when the Rockets needed him most. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, after returning to his All-NBA form in the first two series of the playoffs after years of injuries sapped his powers, is injured again. Howard left Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors with a bruised left knee, and didn't play for nearly all of the second half. He was trying to get the knee loose on the exercise bike. At one point, trainers unwrapped it and felt around on it, had a brief conversation with coach Kevin McHale, and Dwight Howard...
Golden State Of Mind May 20, 2015

Dwight Howard might not be as important as you think

Watch me stir up spicy controversy like some kind of...chef...cooking...Curry. Follow @JaredStearne There's a question that demands attention, especially now that his game one injury left his Rockets shorthanded: just how good are the Rockets without Dwight Howard? Or put another way, why aren't the Rockets worse than they have been without Dwight Howard? For months, this has bugged me, but doubly so since Howard seemingly returned to form in the playoffs - the Rockets simply have not looked as improved as I would expect (per my eye test). After all, they were getting crushed by a...
The Dream Shake May 21, 2015

Dwight Howard will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals

The Rockets will have their crucial big man in the lineup. Dwight Howard is playing in Game 2, the Rockets announced 25 minutes before tipoff, allowing Rockets fans to breathe a sigh of relief. He's suffering from a strained or bruised left knee, and was as close to a game time decision as one could be. He came out late for warmups, tested the knee, and gave the go-ahead. Clint Capela was going to be given the start in his place, and it's not unreasonable to think the Swiss Roll will average a career high in minutes tonight. Every challenge in the playoffs he's been given so far, he's...
The Dream Shake 17 hours ago

Rapid Reaction: Comeback falls shorts, Rockets fall in 0-2 hole

James Harden and Dwight Howard shine but Rockets come up just short in Game 2. Oh man. I mean… Let’s just…I don't know. Maybe, lets just take a moment. Ok, now that I’ve had that moment, lets get into the game. James Harden was brilliant once again. Dwight Howard showed just how tough he was and turned in a marvelous performance. Other than that, the Rockets were more than up and down as a team. Especially on defense. It’s one thing to force a shooter into a tough or contested shot. The Warriors did a lot of that to James Harden in Game 1 but he made shots anyways. In Game 2, the...
The Dream Shake May 21, 2015

Rockets Breakdown: Can the Rockets compete without Dwight?

After a disappointing Game 1 loss, the Rockets look to bounce back in Game 2 vs. Warriors. When you look peripheral stats in the box score, it would leave you to believe that the Rockets should have won Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Houston won the points in the paint battle, scored as many points as the Warriors did in transition and were only outscored by 1 in the second chance points category. But with Dwight Howard not at 100 percent, the Rockets couldn't hold on to steal Game 1 in Oakland. Now, with Howard listed as questionable for Game 2, where do the Rockets go from...
Houston Chronicle May 21, 2015

The Sports Update: Feigen, Dial Creech on Dwight Howard’s injury

Rockets beat writers Jonathan Feigen and Jenny Dial Creech discuss Dwight Howard’s knee injury and its impact on the Rockets for Game 2 of the West final.

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