Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard has been suspended one game without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the season, the league announced.
Howard was assessed a technical foul in the second quarter of the team’s 106-94 loss to the Miami Heat on May 13 after a confrontation with Udonis Haslem.
Howard, 35, will serve his suspension tonight when the 76ers host the Orlando Magic.
Under NBA rules, a player or coach is automatically suspended without pay for one game after picking up their 16th technical foul during a regular season.
For every two additional technical fouls received during that regular season, the player or coach will automatically be suspended without pay for an additional game.
Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic (15) and Washington Wizards’ Russell Westbrook (14) trail Howard for the most technical fouls in the league.