Dwight Howard avoided a flagrant 2 – and the suspension that would have come with it – for elbowing Andrew Bogut in the face.
But Howard and Bogut were hit with double technical fouls in Game 5, and Howard is once again in danger of being suspended.
This was Howard’s seventh technical of the playoffs, which triggers a one-game suspension and $5,000 fine. That’d be for Game 6 if the Rockets win tonight – which seems unlikely considering their 52-46 halftime deficit at Golden State – or his first healthy regular-season game year season if Houston is eliminated.
But that looked like a pretty weak technical. I expect the NBA to rescind it – especially if there’s a Game 6.