Howard Triumphant in Orlando Return
This was (Dwight) Howard’s show from the start, and he didn’t disappoint, setting two free-throw records and tying another while scoring a season-high 39 points and taking 16 rebounds.
He made 25 of 39 free throws and continually reminded Orlando Coach Jacque Vaughn of the NBA’s worst in-game strategy this season, making 16 of 20 from the line when fouled intentionally.
The Hack-a-Howard was a dismal failure in the second half, over and over, boring fans in the arena but delighting Howard.
“I was happy I was able to face my fears at the free-throw line and knock them down,” Howard said.