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Dwight Howard’s free throw shooting has been an issue all season.credit: redsarmy.com By now, everyone following the NBA knows that Dwight Howard has had more than his fair share of troubles at the free throw line. His 48% shooting from the charity stripe have caused teams to employ “Hack-a-Dwight” from time to time, forcing Howard to beat them from the free throw line. With this in mind, many have wondered if Mike D’Antoni should play Howard late in games, particularly when the Lakers need a three pointer. The concern is that if Dwight gets the ball, the other team will simply foul, knowing that the chances are good that Howard only makes one of two, thus putting the Lakers in a tough decision. According to D’Antoni, this isn’t a concern, and he will continue to play his star center down the stretch. Via the LA Times: Some coaches might have pulled Howard off the court to give the Lakers four or five shooters. Instead, D’Antoni said he’ll live and die with Howard on the floor. “I’m not taking Dwight out. He’s too valuable. You take him out, like when they did hack-a-Shaq at the end … then defensively we can’t stop anybody,” said D’Antoni. “He’ll make his foul shots. I’ve got faith in him. If everybody plays hard and if that’s how we go down, then we’ll go down that way.” On plays where the team needs a three, D’Antoni isn’t concerned about Howard getting caught with the ball — and sent to the free-throw line. “We know how to get around that,” he said. “That’s not a big deal.” Taking Dwight Howard off the floor in these situations might be an option if Pau Gasol was healthy enough to fill the void with D12 on the bench. But with the way this team currently is, the Lakers don’t have the capacity to bench such a dominant player at the end of games. Who is going to play center? Earl Clark? -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Mike D’Antoni Plans On Playing Dwight Howard Late In Games appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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Dwight Howard returned to Orlando for the first time since he left the squad and wasn’t received in the most pleasant manner. He was greeted with a chorus of boo birds by the fans at the Amway Center but responded by dropping 21 points and 10 rebounds in the first half alone. He also made sure to take the time to blow a kiss to the crowd following a monster dunk early in the game...
Since the All-Star break, the Lakers are 7-2. A resurgent Dwight Howard has been a major part of the Lakers' run.
Something clicked for Howard in Houston during All-Star weekend.
"I stayed in the hotel and just thought about the first half of the season and what I could do better. How I could be better for our team." said the Lakers center. "I just told myself...
It's the game that's been circled on every Orlando Magic fans' calendar since the beginning of the season.
Lakers vs. Magic -- 7 p.m. ET -- March 12, 2013.
The return of Dwight Howard.
It won't be a warm reception for the once beloved Magic center, who had called Orlando home for the first eight seasons of his NBA career.
But all the love turned to bitterness...
On Tuesday, Dwight Howard will be playing his first game in Orlando since being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers over the summer. Orlando hip-hop station Power 95.3 FM decided to welcome Howard back by placing some billboards around the city that poke fun at the team’s former franchise player.
As you can see in the photo above, the billboard has a countdown going “’til Dwight...
The countdown has begun.
Who's seen our "Dwight countdown clock" billboards around the city yet? twitter.com/Power953/statu…
— Power 95.3 (@Power953) March 8, 2013
No really, it has begun with Power 95.3 FM purchasing several electronic billboards counting down the days, hours and minutes until the Magic take on the Lakers at Amway Center. That would...
Orlando Magic fans as expected, welcomed Dwight Howard back to Orlando with a chorus of boos although, I’ve heard Lebron James and Vince Carter receive much worse.
Howard, did a decent job of pretending as if it wasn’t affecting him, but we know that being disingenuous is a talent of his. Then in attempt to get the fans to hate him even more the Los Angeles Lakers center blew...
I would hope that Dwight Howard is starting to figure things out, but because he talks so much and contradict himself so often, you have to wonder.
Dwight spoke to the media again and said that it took him half the season, but he understands now what Kobe was saying about keeping the clown act in Orlando.
“It’s going to make me a better man and a better player from watching Kobe...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The number 12 is no longer sacred in Orlando.
The man who used to wear it, Los Angeles Lakers' center Dwight Howard, also once shouldered the Magic's hopes of attaining an elusive first NBA championship.
But after eight years of chasing it, and taking Orlando through one of the most turbulent seasons in its history last year, the man who called himself...
When fans look at the players on the floor tonight, only one will matter.
Yes, tonight is all about Dwight Howard. Fans will finally get to see the All Star center who jilted them in a most embarrasing and mismanaged fashion. It has left an adoring fan base with a stomach full of hatred ready to be hurled out onto the court once the ball tips and before.
Howard has been preparing...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard dominated his former team the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night in a Lakers' 106-97 victory. Howard scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 16 rebounds on a night he was sent to the free-throw line 39 times, which ties
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I'm sure Dwight will handle this with class right?