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Dwight Howard Suspended One Game By NBA To Open 15-16 Season For Flagrant Foul Points

May 29, 2015 11:25 AM

Dwight Howard had his common foul upgraded to a flagrant one foul and will be suspended for the first game of next season, the NBA announced Friday.

Howard went over the flagrant foul points limit during the playoffs.

Howard's recent flagrant foul occurred in the Houston Rockets' Game 5 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

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Tags: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Dwight Howard Receives 7th Tech Of Playoffs

May 27, 2015 10:26 PM

Dwight Howard received his seventh technical of the playoffs during the second quarter of Game 5 following an tepid altercation with Andrew Bogut (Vine).

Howard would have been suspended for Game 6.

The NBA also could have rescinded the technical, which is now a moot point.

Playoff technicals don't carry over to the beginning of the next regular season.

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NBA Decides Against Upgrading Dwight Howard's Flagrant Foul On Bogut

May 26, 2015 7:19 PM

The NBA has decided to not upgrade the flagrant foul one committed by Dwight Howard in Game 4.

Howard elbowed Andrew Bogut and some said it could be upgraded to a flagrant foul two, which would have resulted in a suspension for Howard.

"Howard was trying to extricate himself from Bogut and recklessly hit him the face with an open hand. The contact was unnecessary but not deemed excessive by the officials working the game with the aid of the replace center. And we don't see a reason to modify that," said Rod Thorn.

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Tags: Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Playoffs

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Al Horford Faces No Additional Discipline From Game 3 Incident

May 25, 2015 5:16 PM

Al Horford will not be suspended for Game 4 following his Flagrant Foul 2 in Game 3.

Horford elbowed Matthew Dellavedova shortly before halftime and was ejected.

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Tags: Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Playoffs

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Mike Dunleavy Jr. Dodges Suspension From NBA

May 2, 2015 12:14 PM

Mike Dunleavy Jr. will not be suspended by the NBA for his hit on Michael Carter-Williams.

Dunleavy will be assessed a flagrant 1 foul.

Dunleavy's hit on Carter-Williams provoked several retaliations during Game 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Tags: Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Playoffs

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Antetokounmpo Remorseful For Flagrant Foul On Dunleavy

May 1, 2015 11:20 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo took responsibility for his flagrant foul on Mike Dunleavy Jr. that resulted in his ejection.

“It was a bad play by me. It is not going to happen again," said Antetokounmpo.

“It was national TV. Kids were watching. A lot of people see me as a role model. I’m disappointed in myself."

Antetokounmpo said he will apologize to Dunleavy for the incident and will accept the NBA's punishment.

 

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Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Fines

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