Dwight Howard has said that he is willing to put his ego aside and play second fiddle to James Harden’s wizardry on the Houston Rockets. This means cleaning up the boards and playing stellar defense along with a nonspoken agreement not to complain like an utter diva.
But now, Howard might not even be able to do that after an MRI revealed a left knee sprain, leaving him questionable for game 2 against the Warriors at Oracle Arena.
Dwight Howard’s MRI revealed a left knee sprain. He is listed as questionable for Game 2
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) May 20, 2015
The absence of Howard could be devastating for the Rockets. He didn’t play during the Rockets’ regular season skirmishes with Golden State, but they have no one to play at center without Howard. They even resorted to playing Clint Capela and Terrence Jones at center at points in the game to either match Golden State playing small, or because Kevin McHale just ran out of things to do.
The fate of whether this series gets wrapped up in five games, or a sweep is entirely in Dwight’s hands.