A few days have passed since the Orlando Magic swept the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs but there is still a lot to talk about from the matchup. Like Dwight Howard‘s foul troubles. Long story short, the Bobcats used their trio of big men — Tyson Chandler, Nazr Mohammed, and Theo Ratliff — to frustrate Howard as much as possible and coax him into committing silly fouls whenever possible. Mission accomplished. The fact that Charlotte was unable to win a game in the series is irrelevant. What is relevant is that Howard was always seemed to commit a foul when he played. The Magic were able to get away with having Howard serve the role as spectator on the bench for prolonged stretches in games but it can’t be understated how important it is that he’s on the floor for Orlando, especially on defense. If Howard can’t stop fouling, the Magic are going to be in trouble later in the postseason.
Some people may be wondering, how did Howard commit his fouls? Well, at the behest of several people, I made a “foul-umentary” to chronicle all of Howard’s fouls from Games 1-3 against the Bobcats. I was unable to include Game 4 due to technical difficulties.
The video is for educational purposes only.