With 9:21 remaining in the first quarter of Game 4 between Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets, Dwight Howard made contact above the shoulders with Matt Barnes. Clippers’ Matt Barnes made an attempt to box out and cut off Dwight Howard. Dwight is not being fines $15,000.
Howard has become the third Rockets player fined for some infraction this postseason. Corey Brewer (violating anti-flopping rules) and Jason Terry (for an ejection, which was later reduced to a flagrant 1) also have been fined.
Howard voiced frustration during the game about the physical nature of play. He picked up two quick fouls in the first quarter before eventually fouling out in the fourth quarter.