Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will play in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, as reported by Yahoo Sports NBA writer Marc J. Spears and subsequently confirmed by the Rockets. He had been listed as questionable after sustaining a sprained left knee during the Warriors' 110-106 win in Game 1 on Tuesday night.
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Howard suffered the injury just past the midway point of the first quarter of Game 1 after a scary collision with teammate Josh Smith while pursuing a rebound:
Howard returned shortly thereafter, but clearly appeared to be less than 100 percent as the game progressed, finishing with seven points on 3-for-7 shooting, 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 26 minutes of play. He didn't score in the second half, his movements appeared stiff and labored, and he clearly didn't have the same level of explosion off the sore knee that he'dRead More »from Rockets' Dwight Howard (left knee sprain) will play in Game 2 vs. Warriors