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Rockets C Dwight Howard dealing with edema in knee
by R.J. White |

An MRI on the injured knee of Rockets center Dwight Howard has revealed edema, the team announced.

The team didn't specify whether Howard is dealing with swelling within a bone or in the soft tissue of the knee, but the center will be "evaluated further in the coming days." He missed his second straight game Wednesday, and the Rockets have two more games scheduled for Friday and Saturday before receiving a three-day break. Howard will not travel with the team for the two-game road trip, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Rockets' Dwight Howard tweaks ankle during Tuesday's practice
by Sean d'Oliveira |

Rockets center Dwight Howard said he tweaked his ankle during Tuesday's practice, reports the Houston Chronicle.

Howard is dealing with a right ankle sprain, which caused him to miss Sunday's contest.

"It wasn't as bad as when it happened, but I had to sit out of practice, so we'll see how it feels tomorrow," Howard said. "Hopefully I can play, but if not, we still have a great chance to win the game."

Howard will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

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Rockets' Dwight Howard once again listed as questionable
by Michael Hurcomb |

Rockets center Dwight Howard is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavs. He sat out Sunday against the Lakers due to a sprained ankle.

Howard is averaging a season-low 13.7 points per game in January. He does have a season-high 131 rebounds through 13 January games.

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Rockets center Dwight Howard officially out Sunday against Lakers
by Brandon Wise |

Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers with an ankle injury, coach Kevin McHale confirmed pregame.

Howard, who is averaging 16.3 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, injured his ankle in Friday's game against the Suns. Joey Dorsey will start in Howard's place.

The Rockets are currently 8 1/2-point favorites Sunday.

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Rockets' McHale: 'Not real hopeful' Howard will play Sunday
by Sean d'Oliveira |

After missing Sunday morning's shootaround, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he is not real hopeful center Dwight Howard will be play in Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

Howard is dealing with a sprained ankle, which he injured during Friday's win over the Suns.

The Rockets are 8 1/2-point favorites.

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