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Sport Dwight Howard taunted Nuggets after Lakers’ Game 2 win

11:06  23 september  2020
11:06  23 september  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Dwight Howard holding a football ball: Seeing a part-time player such as Dwight Howard taunt them may have rubbed the Nuggets the wrong way. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Seeing a part-time player such as Dwight Howard taunt them may have rubbed the Nuggets the wrong way.

The Lakers won the game 105-103 on a 3-pointer by Anthony Davis at the buzzer. According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick, Howard broke away from the Lakers’ on-court celebration to taunt the Nuggets after the game.

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From Amick’s story:

“Go home!” he yelled over and over while laughing, jumping, pumping his fist and getting closer to the Nuggets’ side of the floor with every second. “Go home!”

Howard has been playing only 15.4 minutes per game this postseason and played only 13 minutes in Game 2. Seeing a part-time player such as Howard taunt them may have rubbed the Nuggets the wrong way.

Denver came out motivated in Game 3 on Tuesday night and won 114-106 to cut the Lakers’ series lead to 2-1.

Maybe next time Howard should look to the example Rajon Rondo set for how to react.

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Dwight Howard was nearly ejected from Game 3 for remark toward official .
Howard picked up a technical foul early in the second quarter for tossing the ball in the air in frustration over a foul call. Then, when Jerami Grant went to the free throw line, Haynes says Howard said something in the direction of the officiating crew that prompted official Marc Davis to shout, “Hey, cut that out now! Are you serious? I’ve heard that twice now. Twice. Cut it out now!” © Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports A run-in with an official almost got Dwight Howard booted from Game 3. It’s unclear what Howard said, but a second technical foul would have resulted in an ejection.

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