Howard recorded 26 points (9-20 FG, 8-11 FT), 18 rebounds, three blocked shots and an assist in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 108-96 loss to the Rockets.
Howard matched his season-high in points and recorded his 15th double-double. He's also grabbed 15 or more boards in nine games this season. He trails only Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins with 336 total rebounds in 27 games. He effectively shut down Clint Capela for the duration of Wednesday's contest, and Howard's excellent play on both ends of the floor has been one of the few bright spots on what's been a disappointing 2017 campaign for the Hornets. With the journeyman averaging a double-double in 2017, he remains a must-start in every format.
Howard finished with 23 points (9-13 FG, 5-7 FT), seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 30 minutes in Monday's 116-103 victory over the Thunder.
Howard has been a beast of late and continued his strong play in a surprisingly easy victory over the struggling Thunder. Over his last three outings, he has averaged 23.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks. These are numbers owners were used to in his glory days playing for Orlando, and he will look to keep things rolling when his team travels to Houston to face James Harden and the Rockets.
Howard scored 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 FT) while adding 12 rebounds and two blocks in 32 minutes during Saturday's 110-99 loss to the Lakers.
He committed five fouls and five turnovers, but otherwise Howard put together his second consecutive strong performance after hitting for 25 points, 20 boards and six blocks Friday. The veteran center now has 14 double-doubles on the season, with eight of them coming in the last 11 games.
Howard scored 25 points (11-23 FG, 3-8 FT) to go with 20 rebounds, two assists, one steal and six blocks in 43 minutes in Friday's 119-111 overtime loss to Chicago.
After failing to collect 10-plus rebounds in three straight games, Howard came back with a vengeance on the boards against Chicago. Collecting 20 rebounds, the Charlotte center had an otherworldly night as far as the stat sheet goes. In addition to dominating the boards, Howard contributed on the defensive end with a season-high six blocks. The only blemish on what was stellar statistical night was his 3-of-8 mark from the free throw line. However, this is not unexpected for Howard, who is a 49.1 percent free throw shooter this season.
Howard scored 22 points (8-12 FG, 6-8 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal over 31 minutes in Wednesday's 126-113 loss to Toronto.
For the sixth consecutive game, Howard recorded a double-double. This continues an impressive stretch in which the center has averaged 19.8 points and 13.8 rebounds. Aside from Howard's rebounding numbers, his scoring has been exceptional, exceeding 20 points in four out of the last five games. Statistically, he has been more than solid, averaging 15.5 points and 12.7 rebounds for the year after Wednesday's performance. Howard looks to extend his streak of double-doubles to seven when the Hornets face Miami on Friday.