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Dwight Howard not suspended for foul on Pierce. That's fair.

May 19, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT

Dwight Howard gave a good playoff foul to Paul Pierce in the second quarter of last night’s game. A hard foul that caught Pierce’s head. He got a “flagrant one” for that — meaning Pierce got his free throws and the Celtics got the ball out of bounds.

But that will be the extent of the punishment. The league announced today that Howard would not be suspended for Game 3, something TrueHoop’s Henry Abbott broke.

That’s the fair call. It was a hard foul, but this was not something with malicious intent behind it. It was a playoff foul. Not something you suspend a guy over.

So Dwight Howard plays Saturday. Not that it is going to help.

  1. dee ranger - May 19, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    D. Howard is a cheap shot artist. His team is getting destroyed, he throws a HEAD SHOT to pierce, and doesn’t get a game suspension?
    What is wrong with the NBA, it’s so rigged…
    Fortunately, the Celts are playing serious, “NBA Ring # 18 defense!”
    The Magic are a bunch of pusses…

  2. dee ranger - May 19, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    D. Howard is a cheap shot artist. His team is getting destroyed, he throws a HEAD SHOT to pierce, and doesn’t get a game suspension?
    What is wrong with the NBA, it’s so rigged…
    Fortunately, the Celts are playing serious, “NBA Ring # 18 defense!”
    The Magic are a bunch of pusses…

  3. celtman - May 19, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    if kg did that he would get thrown out and suspended!

  4. JoeP - May 19, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    Why are all these idiot Celtic fans complaining? Do they not remember Rondo throwing a closed-fisted punch into Brad Miller’s grill last year? Rondo didn’t even get called for a Flagrant-1 on that play.

  5. Huey - May 26, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Why the hell can’t the ref see what we see…Howard throws deliberate elbows & slaps players at every rebound. He needs to be suppended

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