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Dwight Howard suspended one game to start 2015-16 season

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., May 29, 2015.

  1. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    Blog Post...

    Dwight Howard will be suspended for one game after all
    http://rockets.clutchfans.net/8852/dwight-howard-suspended-for-one-game/

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">HOU's D. Howard has common foul upgraded to Flagrant 1 (WCF Game 5, 3:35/qtr 4), suspended one game to open 2015-16 regular season.</p>&mdash; NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBAOfficial/status/604301445152837632">May 29, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">HOU's Howard and GSW's Bogut each have technicals rescinded from WCF Game 5 (3:19/2nd qtr).</p>&mdash; NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBAOfficial/status/604301590959411201">May 29, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. Rockets1994

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    I'd like to hear how everyone twists this in to some conspiracy about the refs trying to screw the Rockets by not calling it a flagrant during game 5.
     
  4. TheMystery008

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    Meh.

    Not a big deal anymore.
     
  5. marky :)

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    Next season is ruined. Time to tank now and hope for top 3 draft pick in 2016-2017
     
  6. PJ86

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    Good, that was a dumb foul anyway, totally unnecessary and childish.
     
  7. gah

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    How about that flagrant call he had on Nowitzki, did they get around to rescinding that like they should have?
     
  8. WhoMikeJames

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    PSA: This was Dwight's first flagrant. Bull-****ing-****.

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    Yeah that first flagrant was absolutely bull****, Wtf?!!?! Why didn't they rescind that one??... I don't condone injuring a player or something, but sometimes I wish Howard would show the nba what a real flagrant could be like, I mean he went for the ball on Dirk and it's a flagrant?!?! **** you nba!!!
     
  10. HeWhoIsLunchbox

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    Deserved. That specific play was definitely an intentional elbow to the neck.

    But in all the playoff games I've watched this season, no one got hit in the head/neck area more than Dwight. I don't recall a single offender being called for a flagrant when fouling Dwight.
     
  11. photojoe

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    Haha, remember when we crushed that team in 5 games?

    Good times. Good times.
     
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  12. TheRealist137

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    This almost guarantees that the Rockets will not play a national TV game to start the year, fine with that, easy win(most likely).
     
  13. count_dough-ku

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    Crap. The Rockets have to play a regular season game without Dwight Howard? How will they ever compete....oh wait.

    EDIT: BTW, a part of me can't wait to see Clint Capela jumping at center in the Rockets' season opener.
     
  14. J Sizzle

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    Might as well tank next year
     
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    That shouldn't carry over into the next season. This is for a combination of penalties committed during the 2014-2015 season, not the 2015-2016 season.

    **** that.

    You know what else pisses me off? Bogut now has 0 technical fouls in the playoffs and Dwight has 6. Bogut, who has been making non-basketball plays to agitate opponents for the past 10 years has ZERO technicals (yeah right) but Dwight Howard who's making actual basketball plays and just wants to eat candy, fart and grab his teammates' D's has 6? C'mon.
     
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    Igoudala was being overly dramatic and played it up. Dwight didn't intentionally elbow his neck, it's just that Dwight is huge and when he throws up his forearms to block, the other guy is at head level.
     
  18. RedRedemption

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    Oh ****. Season is over. Blow up the team!

    We need to start trading for inknown commodities!
     
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  19. REEKO_HTOWN

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    It's to protect players from retaliation. Remember Bynum elbowing Berrea on his way out of the playoffs? Would you not want the punishment to be issued the filling season?

    http://nesn.com/2011/05/andrew-bynum-apologizes-for-dirty-hit-against-jj-barea/
     
  20. HardenHardon

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    Any opinion on outknown commodities?
     
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