Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five

I’m sure Dwight Howard was trying to keep his confidence up and get ready to keep fighting but he had to know this statement was going to get him a lot of flack.  The Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 104-90 on Wednesday night, winning the Western Conference Finals 4-1, moving on to the NBA Finals and eliminating the Rockets from the playoffs.  Dwight Howard finished with a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds.  He took the podium after the game and was asked how tough it was to overcome injuries and then have the season end like this.

via CBSSports.com:

“It’s tough, but I won’t stop fighting,” Howard said. “I’m going to continue to push myself to the limit and remember that, no matter how he season ends, I’m still a champion. And I won’t let anyone tell me anything different.”

Obviously some jokes will result from this statement as he is technically not a champion.  Howard has been criticized for being soft and lacking heart and passion.  He’s also being called a dirty player as he committed two heinous fouls, neither of which resulted in his ejection.  Aside from all that, Howard actually did put a lot into this series and the Rockets can be proud of their progression and season.  Just have to work harder for next year.

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