NEW YORK — Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert in the head, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred with 9:15 remaining in the first period of Orlando’s 91-78 victory over the 76ers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Amway Arena last night. Howard finished with 24 points and 24 rebounds.
The former Slam Dunk champion and Gold Medal winner will serve his suspension tomorrow night when the Magic faces the 76ers in Game 6 at Wachovia Center.
Adding insult to injury Superman’s teammate, Magic guard Courtney Lee, will also miss the game with a fractured sinus due to an inadvertent elbow from Howard.
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