HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended without pay for one game after getting his fourth flagrant foul point in the postseason.
The foul in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was ruled a common foul during the game, but was upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 after a review about the league office. It came when he made what the NBA called unnecessary contact with his forearm to the neck area of Golden State’s Andre Iguodala.
The Warriors eliminated the Rockets in five games. Howard will serve his suspension in the first game next season that he is physically able to play.