NBA Suspends Dwight Howard, Quentin Richardson of Orlando Magic

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The Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard has received a one-game suspension without pay for receiving his 18th technical foul of the 2010-11 season, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Under NBA rules, a player or coach is automatically suspended without pay for one game once he receives his 16th technical foul during a regular season. For every two additional technical fouls received during that regular season, the player or coach will be automatically suspended for an additional game.

Howard received his most recent technical foul with 3:38 remaining in the second quarter of Orlando’s 111-102 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, April 6, at Time Warner Cable Arena. Howard will serve his suspension Sunday, April 10 when the Magic host the Chicago Bulls at Amway Center.

Quentin Richardson of the Orlando Magic has been suspended two games without pay for shoving former Dukie Gerald Henderson of the Charlotte Bobcats in the face, it was also announced today again by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 8:30 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Magic’s 111-102  victory over the Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 6. Richardson will also serve his suspension on Sunday in the Magic-Bulls game, and continuing it on Monday, April 11 when the Magic play Evan Turner’s Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.

 

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