Dwight Howard was ejected on Wednesday night after a shove to the face of Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets. A flagrant 2 was called and the Lakers went on to lose 126-114 without Howard.
Under the league's flagrant foul policy, Howard has four "points" and is not subject to automatic suspension.
The flagrant foul has two levels; level 2 is an automatic ejection. This was Howard's third flagrant of the season after getting a level 1 on October 30 (Dallas Mavericks) and another on November 21 (Sacramento Kings).
The NBA will review the played which could lead to a reclassification as a flagrant 1 or it could be deemed egregious enough to warrant a suspension.
The league will look for "how hard the foul was; the outcome of the foul (e.g., whether it led to an altercation); and the level of the injury sustained by the player who was fouled," according to the NBA's flagrant foul guidelines.