The Morning After: HOLY DWIGHT HOWARD!!

Dwight Howard shoots one of his record 39 free throws

Every morning, we’ll have a look at the big news from the previous night’s action in a round up of recaps and reactions from around the web.

The Big Headline

Dwight Howard dropped 45 points and 23 rebounds on the Golden State Warriors.  The the “hack-a-Dwight” strategy sort of went haywire.  He DID shoot barely above 50% from the line, but he took an NBA record 39 free throws.  In non-Dwight Howard news, Carmelo Anthony sprained his ankle in the Knicks loss to the Memphis Grizzlies

The Big Peformers

Dwight Howard (ORL):  45 pts (12/21 fg, 21-39 ft), 23 reb, 3 ast, 4 stl, 2 blk
Greg Monroe (DET): 32 pts (12-16 fg, 8-8 ft), 16 reb
Josh Smith (ATL): 30 pts (14-22 fg), 13 reb
Monta Ellis (GSW):  30 pts (12-23 fg), 11 ast 

The Big Highlights

Rudy Gay dunks all over the Knicks 


Dwight Howard spins and dunks (gotta have one from Dwight’s night, right?)

The Big Game

Grizzlies 94 – Knicks 83     GameTrax
MEM: Rudy Gay – 26 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast.  Marc Gasol – 10 pts, 12 reb, 5 ast 
NYK: Carmelo Anthony/Amar’e Stoudemire – 20 pts combined (7-18 fg).  Iman Shumpert: 12 pts (5-20 fg)

Rapid Reaction: Grizzlies 94, Knicks 83 – Knicks Blog – ESPN New York via kwout

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