Howard Gets Physical, Gets Even With Celtics

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I could use this space to call Dwight Howard dirty. Sure I could. With a mixture of spastically flailing arms and technically pinpoint elbows, he laid to waste damn near half the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. He smashed Rajon Rondo to the floor twice. He bent Paul Pierce backward. He knocked Glen Davis out. Literally, with one well-placed elbow, Howard knocked the 6-foot-9, 290-pound Davis senseless.

Dirty? Yeah -- I could call Dwight Howard dirty.

But I won't do it. You ask me, Dwight Howard didn't get dirty in Game 5. He got even.

And now, the Magic are nearly the same. After beating Boston 113-92, they're almost even in the Eastern Conference finals, trailing Boston 3-2 -- but now, basically,...

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