Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has been suspended one game by the NBA for receiving his 18th technical foul of the season. The 25-year-old got a technical foul on Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats and it was upheld by the league Thursday.
Under NBA rules, a player or coach is automatically punished without his salary for one game once he gets his 16th technical foul during the regular season. For every two additional technical fouls received during that regular season, the player or coach gets an automatic one-game suspension. Odds.
The 7-footer will be out Sunday’s televised game against the East-leading Chicago Bulls. He received a one-game suspension on March 7 after picking up his 16th technical. This will definitely be some bad news for the Magic in what could be a second round matchup in the playoffs.
Dwight is known for repeatedly whining and complaining on the referees’ decisions made against him, an action that has cost him several techs throughout the season. Scores.
Magic guard Quentin Richardson was also suspended Thursday, receiving a two-game ban for shoving Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson in the face in the fourth period Wednesday. D-12 will be joined by Q-Rich who will also sit out Sunday game against the Bulls. Richardson will serve another suspension game on Monday at Philadelphia for misbehavior and lack of discipline.
Dwight is averaging 23 points per game, along with 14 boards per night and currently has his team ranking 4th in the Eastern Conference. His team will face the 5th-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the playoffs. Las Vegas odds.
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