Lakers Dwight Howard
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Dwight Howard’s return to the Los Angeles Lakers was marked by a technical foul and an ejection for elbowing the face of Day’Ron Sharpe. The 35-year-old center admitted postgame that did not even know he was given a technical foul.

He played 13 minutes and had 11 points along with 6 rebounds before getting ejected. The Lakers were heavily beaten by the Nets, 123-97, as both teams missed some of their stars.

Via Jacob Rude of Silver Screen and Roll:

“Oh man, that was crazy,” Howard said. “That sequence was crazy. I didn’t know I got a tech. I got a tech for standing by Trevor (Ariza). Then I got a flagrant foul after the guy got a foul on me…I didn’t know I got a tech because I didn’t do anything to deserve one but I’m still going to go out there and have fun, play hard and play aggressive.”