Dwight Howard Will Make His Return Tonight Against The Pelicans
Dwight Howard has missed a significant portion of the current NBA season, but he is finally set to play again starting today Wednesday night. He injured his knee and was forced to sit out the previous 26 games.
Luckily for Howard, the Rockets managed to stay near the top of the standings in the Western Conference despite a very competitive race between just about every team in the top 10.
James Harden has worked as hard as possible to make up for his absence, but his return will be much appreciated up front, and able to take some of the scoring pressure away from Harden.
In the time that he has played this season, Dwight Howard has averaged 16.3 points, 11 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game and he will look to have similar success when he returns Wednesday night in their game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
BREAKING: Dwight Howard expected to return tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans. pic.twitter.com/8zPEueb41w
— Rockets Nation (@Rockets__Nation) March 25, 2015
In a statement regarding his injury, he said “I never had a season like this before in my career, so it’s kinda new for me to be sitting on the sidelines in a suit instead of on the floor. It was an adjustment, it makes you miss the game a little bit more.”
The Houston Rockets are currently ranked third in the Western Conference behind the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies. However, due to the fact that the Western Conference is so competitive this season, there are only 3 games that separate them from the 7th ranked Dallas Mavericks.
Dwight Howard will make his return tonight after missing 26 games. Welcome back, D12. pic.twitter.com/KNae8aX7mm
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) March 25, 2015
Dwight Howard has had a difficult season sitting out for such a long time after being an All-Star throughout his career, and hopes to be an integral part of a post-season run for the Rockets, who would face the Spurs if the playoffs were to start today.
Tell US: With Dwight Howard back in the lineup, will the Houston Rockets be able to make a run in the playoffs?