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@ GS 
L 98-99
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L 80-115
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vs. GS 
W 128-115
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Rockets' Howard won't be suspended for Game 5 vs Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

NBA President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said in a statement Tuesday night that Howard was trying to free himself from Andrew Bogut when Howard "recklessly hit him in the face with an open hand." Thorn said the contact was deemed unnecessary by game officials, who were aided by replay review, and the league doesn't "see a reason to modify that call."

Howard received a flagrant 1 foul early in the third quarter after throwing his left elbow at Bogut's head - connecting with the back of his hand - after the Warriors center made contact with him. Howard could've been suspended for Wednesday night's game by accumulation of flagrant foul points if the NBA upgraded the call to a flagrant 2.

Points: James Harden27.4
Rebounds: Dwight Howard10.5
Assists: James Harden7.0
FG%: Donatas Motiejunas50.4%
Steals: James Harden1.90
Blocks: Terrence Jones1.79
Defense (Rank)
Points: 100.5 (17)
Rebounds: 43.8 (19)
Assists: 21.4 (12)
FG%: 44.3% (12)
FT%: 75.1% (16)
3P%: 32.2% (1)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.9 (6)
Rebounds: 43.7 (14)
Assists: 22.2 (9)
FG%: 44.4% (20)
FT%: 71.5% (27)
3P%: 34.8% (14)
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Houston 56 26 .683 --
x-Memphis 55 27 .671 1.0
x-San Antonio 55 27 .671 1.0
x-Dallas 50 32 .610 6.0
x-New Orleans 45 37 .549 11.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
3/4/2015 James Harden Reinstate/Suspension
3/2/2015 James Harden Team Suspension One game for kicking LeBron James
2/19/2015 Pablo Prigioni Traded For Alexy Shved
2/19/2015 K.J. McDaniels Traded For Isiah Canaan
12/26/2014 Josh Smith Signed as Free Agent
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Date Player Status
5/20/2015 Dwight Howard Left knee sprain
4/28/2015 K.J. McDaniels Nondisplaced right elbow fracture
3/26/2015 Donatas Motiejunas Sore back
3/25/2015 Patrick Beverley Torn wrist ligament
3/19/2015 Terrence Jones Partially collapsed lung
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