Orlando center Dwight Howard has been suspended for tonight's Game 6 of the Magic's playoff series against Philadelphia for his elbow on 76ers center Samuel Dalembert, the NBA said Wednesday.
The two got tangled up going for a rebound in the first quarter in Game 5 on Tuesday night in Orlando. Replays showed Howard threw an elbow that hit Dalembert above the shoulders. Howard drew a technical foul for the hit.
Stu Jackson, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, said Howard would have been ejected from the game if any of the referees saw him make contact.
Orlando will also be without starting guard Courtney Lee, who suffered a fractured sinus after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from Howard later in the quarter.