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Dwight Howard’s elbow has given the Orlando Magic’s playoff hopes a major hit

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) makes a shot over Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the second half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Orlando

Dwight Howard’s elbow has given the Orlando Magic’s playoff hopes a major hit. Howard has been suspended for Game 6 of the Magic’s playoff series against the 76ers for his elbow on Philadelphia centre Samuel Dalembert, the NBA announced Wednesday. The two got tangled going for a rebound in the first quarter in Game 5 on Tuesday night. Replays showed Howard threw an elbow that hit Dalembert above the shoulders. Howard drew a technical foul for the hit. The Magic lead the Sixers 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 goes today.

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