On Wednesday afternoon, Houston Chronicle beat reporter Jonathan Feigen caught up with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard prior to his team’s loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Howard would sit out that loss, his 18th game spent on the pine since undergoing a procedure to treat a knee edema in early February.
Feigen spied Howard working through recovery drills, and he spoke with the big man:
Howard, 29, was not just pushing himself through increasing demands. He said he was more "explosive" than at any time this season.
"Every workout has been super tough," Howard said. "They have been trying to push me to the extreme so that I will be better than being in game shape. I will be in better shape than that. They are trying to test my limits to see how far I can go each day.
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"I won't let anything hold me back. I've been injured before. I've had worse injuries than this. I'm going to continue to work