Posted April 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
Orlando star Dwight Howard is out of the lineup again Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons because of back spasms. Guard Jameer Nelson and forward Ryan Anderson are also out with a sore left calf and sprained right ankle. Detroit guard Rodney Stuckey is out with a sore left hamstring. Howard also missed Orlando's game Sunday against Denver. Ben Gordon started in Stuckey's place for the Pistons. Glen Davis started at center for Orlando in Howard's place, while Chris Duhon and Quentin Richardson replaced Nelson and Anderson.

Van Gundy: Howard requested his firing

Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed to reporters he heard that Dwight Howard asked the team to have him dismissed.

Magic's Howard to sit out against pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Orlando Magic will be missing two key players, including Dwight Howard, for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons. The Magic, who have lost three straight, will be missing their two leading scorers -- Howard and Ryan Anderson. Howard sat out his second straight game with back spasms, while Anderson is out after spraining his ankle in Sunday'...

Magic C Howard sits with back spasms

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard sat out Sunday's loss to the Denver Nuggets due to back spasms. Howard had missed practice Saturday due to the ailing back, which Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said resulted from his center being punched in the back by Dallas' Brendan Haywood during Friday's game. The league's leading rebounder, Howard had played in all 52 previous...

Stan Van Knows Dwight Howard Wants Him Gone

((HT: OrlandoSentinel/youtube))This is about as awkward as it gets... It's from the morning shootaround in Orlando as the Magic get ready for the KnicksSo, Dwight didn't know that Stan Van had discussed what he "knew" from the management to be true... that Howard has told the higher-ups he wants Van Gundy gone...Orlando GM Otis Smith had to released something to...

Stan Van Gundy confirms that Dwight Howard wants him fired

Guess we no longer have to wonder if Dwight Howard really wants Stan Van Gundy fired. Because according Howard Beck of the New York Times, Van Gundy himself acknowledged to reporters that he knows that Howard has asked that he be fired. Here’s how it all went down:Reporter: “Do you believe that Dwight has asked that you be fired?” Van Gundy: “Yes, I know he hasAnd then moments...

Magic's Van Gundy: Howard wants me out

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy revealed Thursday he is well aware his superstar player, Dwight Howard, asked management that he be fired. "That's just the way it is. Again, I've been dealing with that all year. It's not anything real bothersome. You go out and do your job," Van Gundy said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. As his team prepared to face...

Van Gundy: Howard asked Magic management to fire him

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters following Thursday's shootaround that superstar center Dwight Howard asked team management to fire him. Van Gundy cited conversations with members of team management as his evidence. "I know he has. That's just the way it is," Van Gundy said. "Again, I've been dealing with that all year. It's not anything...

Magic short-handed Tuesday vs. Pistons

The Orlando Magic may be short-handed for Tuesday night's clash with the Detroit Pistons because of injuries.Center Dwight Howard and guard Jameer Nelson are questionable, while forward Ryan Anderson is doubtful for the contest.Howard sat out Sunday's 104-101 home loss to Denver with back spasms. Coach Stan Van Gundy believes the injury is the result of a punch in the back...

Source: Van Gundy Believes Howard Began Call For Firing In 2011

Dwight Howard has called for the firing of Stan Van Gundy since the summer of 2011, according to sources.

Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard's relationship crumbles for all the world to see

Like sand through the hourglass, so goes the soap opera that is Dwight Howard's relationship with the Orlando Magic.  Seriously, has any ahtlete created as much drama over a sustained period of time than Dwight Howard?  At least LeBron James had the decency to keep The Decision to an hour.  At least there were only so many situps Terrell Owens could do in his driveway.  Ok...

Eye on the enemy: Philly, Orlando slip

The Celtics are trying to hold on to a lead in the Atlantic Division and maybe even improve their Eastern Conference playoff seeding. We'll regularly check in on the competition to see how things stand. Things have changed a little bit in the East.  Orlando and Philadelphia have both hit rough patches.  Orlando, playing without Dwight Howard due to back spasms, lost its fourth...

Defenseless in Detroit

There are plenty of excuses you can give for the Magic's fourth straight loss. Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson and Ryan Anderson, the Magic's three leading scorers and most consistent players, sat out with various injuries. It put the Magic in a deep hole as far as production goes entering the game. Even against a Pistons team that struggles to score, it was a concern getting...

NBA4Life 52: Celtics on a Roll & the Heat is On!

Pat and Awall take to the airwaves to talk about who’s hot coming as we near the NBA playoffs.  And more…. Stan Van Gundy blockbuster – on Dwight Howard The ‘Real” LOB City – might surprise you Miami beats OKC Lebron taken down by Westbrook on Flagrant Lebron rolls ankle on phtographer Will Derek Rose [...]

The Interview: Stan Van Gundy

Tonights Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks game just got a little more interesting, a report out of Orlando claims star player Dwight Howard wants head coach Stan Van Gundy out, after the season. Take a look at the awkward interview with Van Gundy and Howard.  Van Gundy is saying he knows Howard wants him fired while Howard claims he never said anything.  Supposedly Howard will...

Magic-Pistons Preview

Glen Davis delivered a big effort in Orlando's last game, but the Magic know they can't replace center Dwight Howard in the post. The Magic could soon find out what impact Ryan Anderson's absence will have on their perimeter shooting. With Howard and Anderson questionable due to injuries, Orlando will try to avoid a season high-tying fourth consecutive loss Tuesday night...
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