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Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Posted on: January 13, 2012 1:25 am
Edited on: January 13, 2012 1:51 am
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Posted by Ben Golliver howard-free-throw

Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard set an all-time NBA record for free throws attempted in a game by shooting 39 free throws during a Thursday night win over the Golden State Warriors.

Howard shattered the previous record set by Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain, who attempted 34 free throws for the Philadelphia Warriors in a February 22, 1962 game against the St. Louis Hawks. Chamberlain's record stood for more than 49 years.

Howard connected on 21 of his 39 attempts, finishing with 45 points on 12-21 shooting in 44 minutes. The 45 points matched his regular season career-high, set in a February 17, 2009 game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

His previous best for free throw attempts in a game was 24, which he had done four times.

Warriors center Andris Biedrins and forward David Lee both fouled out of the game. Reserve big man Ekpe Udoh was also whistled for five fouls. The Warriors announced earlier Thursday that starting center Kwame Brown is out for at least three months after he tore a muscle in his chest that will require surgery to fix.

The Magic defeated the Warriors, 117-109, at Oracle Arena.
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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:54 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

chicks4free, you are full of crap.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:54 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Dwight is an awesome guy. You need to dig a little deeper and find out all the stuff he does OFF the court before judging. Go Magic!!



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:46 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Dwight Howard isn't even a bad guy 


Yeah...right. This is a guy who lies to his fans, waffles on decisions, and wants to be paid. He's also "not a bad guy" with a league leading 18 technical fouls? Right. This guy does nothing but complain about "put people around me, put people around me" So what ACTUALLY has Dwight Howard done for the Magic? He REQUESTED Gilbert Arenas...that says a lot about his character. Magic have done everything for Dwight Howard, what does he do for them besides trying to steal nicknames away from Legends and get suspended and ejected?

To argue against a professional basketball player not being able to make free throws, to support that "they get paid for defense and "dominating the paint" and they "don't need to "waste time" making free throws is ludicrous and borderline insanity. Don't be a hater for the sake of hating on haters. 



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:46 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

right, I realize that, that is why I am expressing mine about how their opinions are terrible.  :)  I'm not saying they can't express them, just saying they are bad opinions based off of jealousy and stereotypes. 



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:39 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

gdtann you do realize that a site like this is where you express opinions right? Just checking.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:37 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

the nba is a joke not only cant anyone make fre throws their shooting percentages are horrible.   this is a game of over paid babies who without basketball would be unemployed since the majority of them cant read or write
I find it hilarious the guy typing in broken english is trying to call out NBA players like they can't read or write.  Dude, evidently YOU can't read or write. lol 

Think you'd be surprised the number of guys who would have a job without the NBA.

Or I guess you are going to show us what a pay check looks like and not a food stamp Newt.  Way to buy into the stereotype.  I'm black by the way, who has a good paycheck (software engineer) with a masters degree- owns his house - owns his car, and has a wife with a kid who both live with me.  And get this, I'm only 27.  Also I hate watermelons.  How is that for some stereotypes?     I do love chicken though, can't deny that. lololololololol



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:32 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Is this also an NBA record for missed free-throws in a game? Dwight Howard...You try to be Shaq, but never will be.



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:30 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Man there are a lot of bitter haters on this thread.  Seriously people, do your lives suck that much to where you have to bring people down?  Dwight Howard isn't even a bad guy and ya'll still hating on him. Grow up all of you.  'I wake up out of the bed and hit 20 free throws' no you don't.  Shut up and sit down.  You couldn't hit 20 straight free throws if your life depended on it.  Also Dwight doesn't get paid to make free throws.  'Oh no you mean he doesnt? Hes a pro basketball player he suppose to make freethrows!!!!!!' Dwight gets paid to block shots, play defense and dominate in the paint, which he does on a consistent bases.  Dwight hasn't done anything because his team sucks.  Seriously when your team falls apart because Turkagolou left the team you have issues.  The league is about stars, not teams.  You need stars to win on this level and the stars need other stars or extremely good role players to play with.  Big men, especially traditional big men need other players to get them the ball so you need another super star to take pressure off that big man.  Also, How many of you are 6'11?  Have you tried hitting free throws in his shoes?  Do you think there is a reason why bigger men usually have lower free throw percentages?  Stop being ignorant, let me spell it out for you, its hard for men his size to make free throws.  Ya'll are just haters and need to stop worrying about how much Howard makes and worry about your own life.  Don't be mad at someone for doing better than you.  You only hurting yourself and making yourself mad cause Howard sure doesn't care what you think. lol



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 10:07 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

the nba is a joke not only cant anyone make fre throws their shooting percentages are horrible.   this is a game of over paid babies who without basketball would be unemployed since the majority of them cant read or write



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 9:57 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Hell, I hit twenty FTs in a row the other day with my left-frickin-hand, and I get out there and shoot buckets once every 2-3 weeks. It's unbelievable how arrogant these players are to think that they are good enough as is and don't need to work on anything. Maybe he needs to do a fullcourt press on Christianity and then everyone will forgive him for crappy mechanics just like with Tebow.


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