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Dwight Howard
PPG RPG APG
13.5 13.0 1.2
Team: AtlantaHeight: 6-11 Born: 12/8/1985
Position: F-CWeight: 265 Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 1st pick by Magic (2004)


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Feb. 14 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST20:01 UAE17:0111:01 ET10:01 AM CTNaN:� - Howard had 19 points, 16 boards and four blocks as the Hawks beat the Blazers 109-104 in overtime on Monday.
Analysis: The Hawks visit the Clippers on Wednesday, and Howard had 16 points and 12 boards against them last month.
Feb. 2 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST7:37 UAE (+1)04:3722:37 ET9:37 PM CTNaN:� - Howard tallied 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting with a season high-tying 23 rebounds in his return to Houston on Thursday.
Analysis: Howard recorded his sixth double-double in seven games, falling four points shy of seven in a row. He's averaged 15.1 points on 71.2 percent shooting and 14.1 boards in those seven contests.
Jan. 27 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST7:37 UAE (+1)04:3722:37 ET9:37 PM CTNaN:� - Howard notched his fourth straight double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds Friday against Washington.
Analysis: Howard has averaged 14.3 points and 13.0 rebounds in that four-game stretch while shooting 72.4 percent (21 of 29).
Jan. 25 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET4:22 GMT12:22 9:22 PM MST11:22 PM EST8:22 UAE05:2223:22 ET10:22 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 16 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday to help the Hawks pull out their 12th win in 15 games.
Analysis: Howard has averaged 15 points and 13 boards over three consecutive double-doubles.
Jan. 20 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)04:1522:15 ET9:15 PM CTNaN:� - Howard was better Friday against Chicago after a dismal performance in the previous game at Detroit. He had 11 points and six rebounds but shot 3 of 11 from the field Friday.
Analysis: Since recording double-doubles in five of six games, Howard has 15 points on 4-of-12 shooting and nine boards in his past two. That poor two-game stretch comes after he was rested Monday at New York.
Jan. 16 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST21:33 UAE18:3312:33 ET11:33 AM CTNaN:� - Howard will be rested Monday.
Analysis: This can't please his fantasy owners.
Jan. 15 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET22:08 GMT6:08 3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST2:08 UAE (+1)23:0817:08 ET4:08 PM CTNaN:� - Howard went 6 of 8 from the field while compiling 16 points and 14 rebounds in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Since returning from a three-game absence caused by a sore back, Howard has averaged 13.3 points and 13.9 rebounds to help the Hawks win eight of 10. The eight-time All-Star is shooting 66.2 percent from the floor while showing no effects from the injury during that span.
Jan. 10 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST6:34 UAE (+1)03:3421:34 ET8:34 PM CTNaN:� - Howard collected 14 points and 16 rebounds in 27 minutes for his 25th double-double of the season in Tuesday's win over the Nets.
Analysis: Howard has been a solid double-double machine for the Hawks after totaling 38 in 71 games last season.
Jan. 7 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)04:3822:38 ET9:38 PM CTNaN:� - Howard played a key role in a win at Dallas on Saturday with 15 points and 20 rebounds.
Analysis: It was his ninth double-double in his last 10 games, a span during which he's averaging 14.9 points and 15.3 rebounds while shooting 68.2 percent from the field. Howard grabbed at least 20 rebounds for the fourth time this season and 72nd in his career.
Jan. 7 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST8:10 UAE05:1023:10 ET10:10 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had his 24th double-double with 15 points and 20 rebounds for Atlanta in Saturday's 97-82 win over the Mavs.
Analysis: This was the second time in six games Howard scored at least 15 while hauling down 20 boards.
Jan. 5 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST7:54 UAE (+1)04:5422:54 ET9:54 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 12 points and 11 rebounds in Thursday's win at New Orleans.
Analysis: It was his eighth double-double in his last nine games, a span during which he's averaging 14.9 points and 14.8 rebounds while shooting 72.0 percent from the field.
Jan. 4 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET1:36 GMT9:36 6:36 PM MST8:36 PM EST5:36 UAE (+1)02:3620:36 ET7:36 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 13 points and 12 rebounds Wednesday.
Analysis: It was his seventh double-double in his last eight games, a span during which he's averaging 15.3 points and 15.3 rebounds while shooting 73.1 percent from the field.
Dec. 30 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST8:24 UAE05:2423:24 ET10:24 PM CTNaN:� - Howard remained a monster on the glass with Friday's 15-rebound, 10-point effort in Atlanta's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Though he's missed three of the Hawks' last nine games due to a sore back, Howard has averaged a bountiful 17.2 rebounds over the six he's played during that time frame. The eight-time All-Star is also shooting a terrific 77.8 percent from the field while averaging 17.2 points over that period.
Dec. 28 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST7:21 UAE (+1)04:2122:21 ET9:21 PM CTNaN:� - Howard grabbed 22 rebounds Wednesday and scored 16 points, hitting 6 of 9 from the field.
Analysis: Howard seems to be turning back into the beast of yesteryear. He's posted five straight double-doubles while averaging 18.6 points and 17.6 boards. Howard has 20 double-doubles through 32 games.
Dec. 27 6:30 AM PT7:30 AM MT8:30 AM CT9:30 AM ET14:30 GMT22:30 7:30 AM MST9:30 AM EST18:30 UAE15:309:30 ET8:30 AM CTNaN:� - Howard had 20 points on 9-for-9 shooting and 12 rebounds for the Hawks in his return from a back injury, but Atlanta lost 104-90 to the Timberwolves on Monday.
Analysis: It was his 19th double-double of the season. ''Some positives, him on the offensive boards, him finishing around the basket,'' coach Mike Budenholzer said. ''I think there are some positives. I think his activity and reactions, some other situations, just like all the rest of us, need to be better.''
Dec. 19 1:45 PM PT2:45 PM MT3:45 PM CT4:45 PM ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST1:45 UAE (+1)22:4516:45 ET3:45 PM CTNaN:� - Howard will play in Monday's game at Minnesota after missing three games due to back tightness. There were reports that he'd be held out of the contest.
Analysis: He's averaging 14.2 points and 13 rebounds, including grabbing a season-high 23 last Saturday in his most recent game.
Dec. 17 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)04:5122:51 ET9:51 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 10 points but pulled down 23 rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: This was a season high for boards for Howard.
Dec. 16 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST8:11 UAE05:1123:11 ET10:11 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 27 points, hitting 10 of 13 from the field and 7 of 10 free throws, while grabbing 15 rebounds in Friday's win at Toronto.
Analysis: Howard has hit 81.6 percent from the floor over the past four games, averaging 20 poitns and 13.8 boards. He's even made 18 of 25 (72 percent) at the foul line in that span despite being at 52.4 percent for the season.
Dec. 13 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST7:08 UAE (+1)04:0822:08 ET9:08 PM CTNaN:� - Howard continued his recent routine by pouring in 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting and grabbing 16 rebounds in the Hawks' loss to Orlando on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Atlanta big man has shown a tendency of producing high-scoring games and not following up, as his point totals over the last four games read six, 23, 10 and now 20. Howard's rebounding has been far more constant, as he's among the league leaders with 12.5 per game.
Dec. 8 11:01 PM PT12:01 AM MT1:01 AM CT2:01 AM ET7:01 GMT15:01 12:01 AM MST2:01 AM EST11:01 UAE08:012:01 ET1:01 AM CTNaN:� - Howard had 23 points and 17 rebounds Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard bounced back after he had six points and seven boards in Monday's loss to the Thunder.
Dec. 3 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:5023:50 ET10:50 PM CTNaN:� - Howard pulled down 17 rebounds while scoring 10 points in the Hawks' loss at Toronto on Saturday.
Analysis: The former All-Star, coming off a two-point effort on Friday, continues to put up inconsistent scoring totals, though he's been much more of a sure thing on the glass. Howard is averaging 13.3 boards over his last four games and ranks among the league leaders at 12.8 per game for the season.
Dec. 2 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET4:11 GMT12:11 9:11 PM MST11:11 PM EST8:11 UAE05:1123:11 ET10:11 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had a dismal performance Friday in a loss to Detroit, matching a season low with two points, taking only four shots and picking up five fouls in 25:27.
Analysis: This should only be a blip on the radar for Howard, who averaged 16.7 points on 71.0 percent (22 of 31) from the field and 13.0 rebounds in his three previous games.
Nov. 29 10:10 PM PT11:10 PM MT12:10 AM CT1:10 AM ET6:10 GMT14:10 11:10 PM MST1:10 AM EST10:10 UAE07:101:10 ET12:10 AM CTNaN:� - Howard pulled down 16 rebounds while tallying 14 points in the Hawks' loss at Golden State on Monday.
Analysis: Third in the league in rebounding at 12.8 per game, Howard is beginning to show a little more consistency on the scoring end as well. The star center has reached double figures in three of his last four games, averaging 15 points over that period.
Nov. 27 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST8:58 UAE05:5823:58 ET10:58 PM CTNaN:� - While drawing a constant chorus of boos from the Staples Center crowd, Howard finished with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in Atlanta's 109-94 loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Analysis: The onetime Laker continues to be a consistent source of rebounds, though his scoring totals have been less predictable. Howard was coming off a four-point effort in which he went 2 for 9 from the field Friday in Utah, two days after he amassed 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting at Indiana.
Nov. 25 6:42 PM PT7:42 PM MT8:42 PM CT9:42 PM ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST6:42 UAE (+1)03:4221:42 ET8:42 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had four points and seven rebounds Friday.
Analysis: This is the second time in three games Howard failed to record a double-double.
Nov. 23 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST5:38 UAE (+1)02:3820:38 ET7:38 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 23 points and a season-high 20 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 96-85 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: It was his 11th double-double in 14 games this season. Howard is averaging 14.8 points and 13.3 rebounds while shooting 62.5 percent.
Nov. 20 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET23:41 GMT7:41 4:41 PM MST6:41 PM EST3:41 UAE (+1)00:4118:41 ET5:41 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 18 points and 18 rebounds in the Hawks' 104-94 loss to the Knicks.
Analysis: Howard bounced back nicely after he was ejected for a flagrant foul Friday in the Hawks' 100-96 loss in Charlotte.
Nov. 18 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST6:21 UAE (+1)03:2121:21 ET8:21 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 10 points and 18 rebounds before being ejected in the fourth quarter Friday against Charlotte.
Analysis: Howard sat out Wednesday's game after leaving with 3:06 left in the third quarter Tuesday with a bruised left thigh.
Nov. 15 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CTNaN:� - As expected, Howard returned Friday at Charlotte.
Analysis: Howard sat out Wednesday's game after leaving with 3:06 left in the third quarter Tuesday with a bruised left thigh. The Hawks were likely just being cautious with Howard on a back-to-back.
Nov. 12 6:49 PM PT7:49 PM MT8:49 PM CT9:49 PM ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST6:49 UAE (+1)03:4921:49 ET8:49 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 10 points and 11 rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: It was his seventh double-double in the first nine games of the season.
Nov. 9 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)03:2421:24 ET8:24 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 18 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in Wednesday's win over the Bulls.
Analysis: After a slow start, Howard is averaging 19 points and 12.5 rebounds in his last six games. He also has 11 blocks and nine steals in that span.
Nov. 5 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST7:14 UAE (+1)04:1423:14 ET9:14 PM CTNaN:� - Howard finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds, his fourth straight game with a double-double, in Saturday's win over the Rockets.
Analysis: Howard has averaged 22.3 points and 12 rebounds during this stretch.
Nov. 4 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET0:49 GMT8:49 5:49 PM MST7:49 PM EST4:49 UAE (+1)01:4920:49 ET6:49 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had another solid game Friday with 20 points, 12 rebounds and three steals.
Analysis: In the last three games, he's averaging 23 points and 11.3 rebounds while shooting 24 of 37 (64.9 percent) from the field.
Nov. 3 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET4:54 GMT12:54 9:54 PM MST11:54 PM EST8:54 UAE05:540:54 ET10:54 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 31 points and 11 rebounds in the Hawks' 123-116 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard equaled his point total from his first three games with the Hawks and even made 7 of 10 free throws.
Oct. 31 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST5:33 UAE (+1)02:3321:33 ET7:33 PM CTNaN:� - Howard had 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks Monday.
Analysis: Howard, who totaled 13 points in his first two games with Atlanta, has 10 blocks in the first three games while averaging 12.3 rebounds.
Oct. 27 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST6:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 PM CTNaN:� - Howard only finished with 11 points on Thursday, but he pulled down 19 rebounds in a win over the Wizards. He also blocked three shots.
Analysis: At the very least, Howard should be in line for some big rebounding numbers in Atlanta.
Sep. 12 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST0:52 UAE (+1)22:5216:52 ET3:52 PM CT19:52 - Howard is recovering from a likely case of dehydration after becoming ill on a flight from China, leading to a brief hospitalization.
Analysis: The person says Howard became sick Sunday on the long flight back to Atlanta, which followed a promotional tour of the Asian country. He was released from the hospital early Monday after being treated with fluids and showing no signs of a serious problem. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because no official statement has been released by the team.
July 1 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST3:14 UAE (+1)01:1419:14 ET6:14 PM CT22:14 - Howard agreed to a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks, multiple media outlets reported Friday.
Analysis: Howard, a native of Atlanta, is an eight-time All-Star who has won three Defensive Player of the Year Awards. Howard has averaged 17.8 points and 12.7 rebounds in his career with the Magic, Lakers and Rockets. This past season for the Rockets, Howard averaged 13.7 points and 11.8 rebounds.

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