April 29, 2009

Dwight Howard suspended one game

The NBA announced Wednesday Orlando center Dwight Howard has been suspended for the sixth game of his team's playoff series with Philadelphia.

Howard elbowed Philadelphia center Samuel Dalembert in the head with 9:15 remaining in the first period of the fifth game of the series Tuesday. A technical foul was assessed on the play.

Orlando went on to win that game 91-78 and took a 3-2 lead in the opening-round series. Game 6 is scheduled for Thursday in Philadelphia and a seventh game, if needed, would be played in Orlando Saturday.