|Apr. 1 4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST3:35 UAE (+1)01:3519:35 ET6:35 PM CT22:35 - Howard is out on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings for rest.
Analysis: Howard is healthy, but when he came back from a two-month absence because of swelling in his knee, the team said he wouldn't play both games of back-to-backs.
|Mar. 18 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET20:31 GMT4:31 1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST0:31 UAE (+1)21:3116:31 ET2:31 PM CT19:31 - Howard has returned from a 26-game absence, starting Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Analysis: The 6-foot-11 center contributed immediately, taking a no-look pass from James Harden on the baseline and throwing down a powerful one-handed dunk for the Rockets' first points.
|Jan. 28 5:19 PM PT6:19 PM MT7:19 PM CT8:19 PM ET1:19 GMT9:19 6:19 PM MST8:19 PM EST5:19 UAE (+1)02:1920:19 ET7:19 PM CT23:19 - Howard remains out due to edema in his right knee, but the Rockets have at least now put a timetable on his return.
Analysis: Howard has been out since Jan. 30 because of the injury but is said to be targeting a return within two weeks.
|Jan. 27 11:22 AM PT12:22 PM MT1:22 PM CT2:22 PM ET19:22 GMT3:22 12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST23:22 UAE20:2214:22 ET1:22 PM CT17:22 - Howard could miss Houston's game against Dallas on Wednesday night after tweaking his injured right ankle in practice.
Analysis: Howard missed Sunday's game after spraining his ankle on Friday night. He started practice on Tuesday, but left after turning his ankle in the workout.
|Jan. 23 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)03:3621:36 ET8:36 PM CT0:36 - Howard left the US Airways Center in a walking boot after injuring his right ankle in the first quarter of his team's win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Analysis: The star center suffered the injury when he twisted the ankle landing on the foot of one of the Suns players. Howard limped back to the locker room and did not return to the game. "I really couldn't put any pressure on it," Howard said after Houston's 113-111 win. "But we got the win, so that's the only thing that matters." Rockets coach Kevin McHale said the team would know more on Saturday about Howard's status for upcoming games.
|Jan. 18 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Howard is starting to play better of late, finishing with 23 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's loss to Golden State.
Analysis: Howard is averaging 19.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in his last three games.
|Jan. 13 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST20:28 UAE17:2811:28 ET10:28 AM CT14:28 - Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game by the NBA and Howard fined $15,000 for their altercation Monday in Houston's victory over Brooklyn.
Analysis: The league said Tuesday that Garnett initiated the altercation and head-butted Howard. The league adds in its statement that Howard pushed Garnett in the neck area, agreeing with the referees that the Rockets center did not throw a punch. The altercation began with 7:53 left in the first quarter after Garnett fouled Howard. The two exchanged light shoves before Garnett threw the ball into Howard's back.
|Jan. 7 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET4:59 GMT12:59 9:59 PM MST11:59 PM EST8:59 UAE05:5923:59 ET10:59 PM CT2:59 - Howard had 17 points and 19 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: He's averaging 15.3 rebounds in his last three games.
|Dec. 14 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST9:03 UAE06:030:03 ET11:03 PM CT3:03 - Howard had a game-high 26 points in Saturday's win over Denver.
Analysis: It was his first game back, and he was sharp with a 9-for-11 shooting night and 13 rebounds in just under 30 minutes.
|Dec. 13 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET23:43 GMT7:43 4:43 PM MST6:43 PM EST3:43 UAE (+1)00:4318:43 ET5:43 PM CT21:43 - Howard returned to the Houston Rockets' lineup Saturday night against the Denver Nuggets after missing 11 games because of a strained right knee.
Analysis: Coach Kevin McHale says he plans to play the All-Star center in increments of 4 or 5 minutes and he'll likely limit Howard to 20-24 minutes. Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in his second season in Houston. The Rockets have done well without him, going 8-3.
|Nov. 22 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET23:37 GMT7:37 4:37 PM MST6:37 PM EST3:37 UAE (+1)00:3718:37 ET5:37 PM CT21:37 - Howard hasn't played since Nov. 17 because of a strained right knee.
Analysis: Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his second season with Houston.
|Nov. 19 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET2:14 GMT10:14 7:14 PM MST9:14 PM EST6:14 UAE (+1)03:1421:14 ET8:14 PM CT0:14 - Howard is out for Houston's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a strained right knee. The team made the announcement minutes before the start of Wednesday night's game. It was unclear when Howard was injured. He appeared to be fine at the morning shootaround.
Analysis: Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his second season with Houston. Rockets rookie Tarik Black started in his place. Howard spurned the Lakers in 2013 after one season with them to take roughly $30 million less as a free agent in Houston. He had 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on opening night, when Howard got into a shouting match with ex-teammate Kobe Bryant.
|Nov. 15 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Howard turned in a big-time fantasy effort Friday against the NBA's worst team.
Analysis: Howard scored 21 points with 16 rebounds and seven blocks as he toyed with the hapless Sixers.
|Nov. 8 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST4:10 UAE (+1)01:1019:10 ET6:10 PM CT22:10 - Howard will not play in Saturday night's game against the Golden State Warriors, the team announced shortly before tip-off.
Analysis: Howard was dealing with flu-like symptoms for the undefeated Rockets (6-0) as they take on the also undefeated Warriors (4-0). Undrafted rookie center Tarik Black will make his first career start in Howard's absence. Howard is averaging 19.7 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game for the streaking Rockets.
|Nov. 6 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST7:24 UAE (+1)04:2422:24 ET9:24 PM CT1:24 - Howard had 32 points and 16 rebounds in Thursday's 98-81 win over San Antonio.
Analysis: Howard finished 12 of 18 from the floor and 8 of 13 from the line. He's averaging 29.0 points in the last two games.
|Nov. 5 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST9:59 UAE06:590:59 ET11:59 PM CT3:59 - Howard had 26 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday's win at Miami for his fourth double-double in five games.
Analysis: Howard was 10 of 16 from the field, though he did commit five turnovers - already his third game with at least five.
|Nov. 3 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)03:0621:06 ET8:06 PM CT0:06 - Howard scored a season-low 11 points in Monday's win at Philadelphia, though his 14 rebounds were a season high.
Analysis: Howard, who shot 54.7 percent from the free-throw line last season, is 14 of 33 from the line in four games.
|Oct. 30 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE06:171:17 ET11:17 PM CT3:17 - Howard had 22 points and 10 rebounds in a win at Utah on Wednesday.
Analysis: Howard also blocked two shots and was 10 of 16 from the floor. He played 11 more minutes than he did in his 3-for-5 performance in Tuesday's blowout of the Lakers.
Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.
Mike Reiss calls the guys to talk about the offseason news for the Pats. He talks about the Pats/Jets tampoering fiasco, free agency, where he sees Ridley and Connolly ending up, if the Patriots would be interested in Reggie Wayne and more.
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Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Joe and Alex talked with the Sox AGM about the state of the team as Opening Day approaches.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Peter Chiarelli joined the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the Bruins playoff push heading into the final handful of games of the regular season. Chiarelli talked about avoiding some of the overly negative feedback he gets while realizing that the team does have real issues. He discusses what went down at the trade deadline and if he was happy with the outcome, Lucic having a down year and underperforming, the salary cap and if he considers it as big of an issue as it's been made out to be and what the future holds for the team.
It's a big hour #2 for the Sunday Skate dudes - they talk about the B's defenseman and what the future looks like at that position, with both moves the team can make and younger guys in the AHL. They also get into the Bruins philosophy on bringing guys up and sending them back down and how players deal with that. Finally, the boys are joined by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to discuss EVERYTHING.
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