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Scoreboard Roundup – 4/15/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/15/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL – Stanley Cup Playoffs – First Round: New York Islanders 4 – Washington Capitals 1 (Islanders lead series, 1-0) Montreal Canadiens 4 – Ottawa Senators 3 (Canadiens lead series, 1-0) NBA: Toronto Raptors 92 (49-33) – Charlotte Hornets 87 (33-49) Chicago Bulls 91 (50-32) – Atlanta Hawks 85 (60-22) Dallas Mavericks 114 (50-32) – Portland Trail Blazers 98 (51-31) Houston Rockets 117 (56-26) – Utah Jazz 91 (38-44) Boston Celtics 105 (40-42) – Milwaukee Bucks 100 (41-41) Oklahoma City Thunder 138 (45-37) – Minnesota Timberwolves 113 (16-66) New Orleans Pelicans 108 (45-37) – San Antonio Spurs 103 (55-27) Brooklyn Nets 101 (38-44) – Orlando Magic 88 (25-57) Cleveland Cavaliers 113 (53-29) – Washington Wizards 108 (46-36) Detroit Pistons 112 (32-50) – New York Knicks 90 (17-65) Miami Heat 105 (37-45) – Philadelphia 76ers 101 (18-64) MLB: Cleveland Indians 4 (3-5) – Chicago White Sox 2 (3-5) Washington Nationals 10 (3-6) – Boston Red Sox 5 (6-3) Los Angeles Angels 10 (4-5) – Texas Rangers 2 (4-6) Baltimore Orioles 7 (5-4) – New York Yankees 5 (3-6) Miami Marlins 6 (3-6) – Atlanta Braves 2 (6-3) Detroit Tigers 1 (8-1) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (3-6) Toronto Blue Jays 12 (5-4) – Tampa Bay Rays 7 (5-4) Houston Astros 6 (4-5) – Oakland Athletics 1 (5-5) New York Mets 6 (6-3) – Philadelphia Phillies 1 (3-6) Minnesota Twins 3 (2-6) – Kansas City Royals 1 (7-1) Chicago Cubs 6 (5-3) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (5-4) St. Louis Cardinals 4 (4-3) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (2-6) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/13/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/13/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Houston Rockets 100 (55-26) – Charlotte Hornets 90 (33-48) Cleveland Cavaliers 109 (52-29) – Detroit Pistons 97 (31-50) Milwaukee Bucks 107 (41-40) – Philadelphia 76ers 97 (18-63) New York Knicks 112 (17-64) – Atlanta Hawks 108 (60-21) Chicago Bulls 113 (49-32) – Brooklyn Nets 86 (37-44) Miami Heat 100 (36-45) – Orlando Magic 93 (25-56) New Orleans Pelicans 100 (44-37) – Minnesota Timberwolves 88 (16-65) Oklahoma City Thunder 101 (44-37) – Portland Trail Blazers 90 (51-30) MLB: Boston Red Sox 9 (5-2) – Washington Nationals 4 (2-5) Kansas City Royals 12 (7-0) – Minnesota Twins 3 (1-6) New York Yankees 6 (3-4) – Baltimore Orioles 5 (3-4) New York Mets 2 (4-3) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (3-4) Tampa Bay Rays 2 (4-3) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (4-3) Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (3-4) – Detroit Tigers 4 (6-1) Milwaukee Brewers 5 (2-5) – St. Louis Cardinals 4 (3-3) Colorado Rockies 2 (5-2) – San Francisco Giants 0 (3-5) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/1/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/1/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Charlotte Hornets 102 (32-42) – Detroit Pistons 78 (29-46) San Antonio Spurs 103 (49-26) – Orlando Magic 91 (22-53) Washington Wizards 106 (42-33) – Philadelphia 76ers 93 (18-58) Boston Celtics 100 (34-41) – Indiana Pacers 87 (32-43) Brooklyn Nets 100 (34-40) – New York Knicks 98 (14-61) Houston Rockets 115 (51-24) – Sacramento Kings 111 (26-48) Milwaukee Bucks 95 (37-38) – Chicago Bulls 91 (45-30) Toronto Raptors 113 (45-30) – Minnesota Timberwolves 99 (16-59) Dallas Mavericks 135 (46-29) – Oklahoma City Thunder 131 (42-33) NHL: Buffalo Sabres 4 (22-47-8; 52pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (29-43-6; 64pts) Philadelphia Flyers 4 (30-29-17; 77pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (42-23-11; 95pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rockets’ Patrick Beverley to Undgergo Wrist Surgery, Out for Rest of the Season

Rockets’ Patrick Beverley to Undgergo Wrist Surgery, Out for Rest of the Season Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- James Harden will have to continue carrying the Houston Rockets on his back as injuries have struck the team again. The Rockets announced that starting point guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season with a wrist injury. Beverley will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist. He had originally opted to not have the procedure, but ultimately decided it was the best course of action. "We'll miss Pat in a lot of different ways," Rockets coach Kevin McHale told reporters. "He brings a lot of toughness. He's been really good for us slowing down guys the last couple of years. But we'll use all the resources we have and figure out what we need to do that night." Beverley is just the latest member of the Rockets to miss time due to injury. Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, and Donatas Motijuanas have all miss extended time this season. Despite the injuries, the Rockets have the third-best record in the Western Conference. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/25/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/25/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Brooklyn Nets 91 (30-40) – Charlotte Hornets 88 (30-40) Los Angeles Clippers 111 (47-25) – New York Knicks 80 (14-58) Atlanta Hawks 95 (54-17) – Orlando Magic 83 (22-51) Indiana Pacers 103 (31-40) – Washington Wizards 101 (40-32) Chicago Bulls 116 (44-29) – Toronto Raptors 103 (42-30) Miami Heat 93 (33-38) – Boston Celtics 86 (31-40) Cleveland Cavaliers 111 (47-26) – Memphis Grizzlies 89 (50-22) Los Angeles Lakers 101 (19-51) – Minnesota Timberwolves 99 (16-55) Houston Rockets 95 (48-23) – New Orleans Pelicans 93 (37-34) Sacramento Kings 108 (26-45) – Phoenix Suns 99 (38-34) San Antonio Spurs 130 (45-26) – Oklahoma City Thunder 91 (41-31) Portland Trail Blazers 92 (45-25) – Utah Jazz 89 (31-40) Philadelphia 76ers 99 (18-54) - Denver Nuggets 85 (27-45) NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 4 (30-29-16; 76pts) – Chicago Blackhawks 1 (44-23-6; 94pts) Edmonton Oilers 4 (21-40-13; 55pts) – Colorado Avalanche 3 (33-28-12; 78pts) Dallas Stars 4 (36-28-10, 82pts) – Calgary Flames 3 (40-27-7, 87pts) - SO Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rockets Expect Howard to Return Wednesday

Rockets Expect Howard to Return Wednesday Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is expected to play in Wednesday night's game against New Orleans, according to head coach Kevin McHale.Howard has not played since Jan. 23 due to knee problems. He's expected to be limited to 20 minutes per game as he works his way back into the lineup. “I am always anxious to play,” Howard told the Houston Chronicle. “Not being on the floor for a long time, watching from the sidelines is hard. I will be happy to finally get back out there and play.”The Rockets have gone 17-9 since losing Howard, and have the third-best record in the Western Conference.The 29-year-old Howard has played in 32 games this season, averaging 16.3 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rockets Forward Terrence Jones Out Indefinitely with Collapsed Lung

Rockets Forward Terrence Jones Out Indefinitely with Collapsed Lung iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- The injuries keep piling up for the Houston Rockets front-court as starting forward Terrence Jones will be out of action indefinitely as he recovers from a collapsed lung. Jones suffered the injury in the first quarter of the team's win against Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. "He got hit really hard in the ribs," Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said. "They don't think he cracked a rib, but he's having a tough time breathing right now." Already playing without center Dwight Howard, Jones has been a vital part of the team's success this season. The third-year forward was averaging 12.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks this season for the Rockets while averaging 27.5 minutes per contest. "Guys have to step up, I sure wish Kostas [Papanikolaou] was ready to play, but he's not ready to play, either," McHale said. "You just have to deal with it and be ready to go." Heading into Friday night, Houston sits third in the Western Conference standings. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/17/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/17/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament - Midwest Region – First Round: (16) Hampton 74 (17-17) – (16) Manhattan 64 (19-14) NBA:  Detroit Pistons 105 (24-43) – Memphis Grizzlies 95 (47-21) New York Knicks 104 (14-53) – San Antonio Spurs 100 (41-25) OT Houston Rockets 107 (45-22) – Orlando Magic 94 (21-48) New Orleans Pelicans 85 (37-30) – Milwaukee Bucks 84 (34-33) NHL: Ottawa Senators 2 (34-21-11; 79pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (26-34-9; 61pts) OT New Jersey Devils 2 (30-29-11; 71pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 0 (39-21-10; 88pts) Buffalo Sabres 2 (20-43-7; 47pts) – Boston Bruins 1 (36-23-11; 83pts) SO Montreal Canadiens 3 (44-20-7; 95pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (31-25-14; 76pts) Minnesota Wild 3 (39-24-7; 85pts) – Nashville Predators 2 (43-21-8; 94pts) Winnipeg Jets 5 (35-23-12; 82pts) – San Jose Sharks 2 (34-28-8; 76pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Dwight Howard Begins On-Court Practice

Dwight Howard Begins On-Court Practice Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON, Tx.) -- Dwight Howard is making his way back onto the court. The Houston Rockets center has begun on-court rehabilitation after a procedure on a knee edema. “He’s starting to do a combination of treadmill/floor stuff, which is a good sign, but they’re going slow, said Rockets coach Kevin McHale.”They want to make sure they have a handle on it. It’s bothered him really all year.” Despite Howard’s absence, the Rockets are 10-6 since the Houston big man was sidelined on Jan. 30. James Harden has carried the Rockets, as he averaged 26.7 points and 7.6 assists during the month of February. In March, Harden is off to an even hotter start as he is averaging 29.3 points and 9.3 assists through four games. Through 32 games this season Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 11 rebounds per game.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

LeBron Misses Two Big Free Throws in OT, Rockets Beat Cavs 105-103

LeBron Misses Two Big Free Throws in OT, Rockets Beat Cavs 105-103 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- LeBron James missed two free throws with under five seconds remaining in overtime and James Harden missed his second one on purpose in the Rockets 105-103 win over Cleveland on Sunday. Harden led the way with for Houston with 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. "That's a very good team over there," Harden told ABC after the game.  "We were battling through injuries all season.  We wanted to come out here and prove that we were a good team." James, who finished with 37 points in the loss, could have given the Cavaliers the lead, but missed both free throws. "There is no excuse. I missed free throws," James said. "I missed the two biggest ones of the game to put us up with seconds on the clock and I didn't come through. I failed my teammates." The game featured some shoving from both sides and players scrambling on the court for loose balls, but James said that he wasn't bothered by it. "It was old-school basketball," James said. "When you have two teams with the same aspirations and trying to get better every day, it can get like that." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Brewer Leads Rockets Past Raptors, 98-76

Brewer Leads Rockets Past Raptors, 98-76 iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Rockets guard Corey Brewer had a season-high 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as Houston (37-18) defeated the Toronto Raptors (37-18) on Saturday night, 98-76. Leading 56-52 with 3:41 to play in the third quarter, Houston went on a 12-1 run to close out the period. Rockets guard James Harden contributed 20 points, with 16 of them coming in the third quarter. Forward Amir Johnson led the way for the Raptors with 27 points and five rebounds while guard Kyle Lowry had 11 points and four assists. Up next for the Rockets, a Monday night home showdown against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/20/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/20/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Orlando Magic 95 (18-39) - New Orleans Pelicans 84 (27-27) Indiana Pacers 106 (22-33) - Philadelphia 76ers 95 (12-42) Toronto Raptors 105 (37-17) - Atlanta Hawks 80 (43-12) Detroit Pistons 100 (22-33) - Chicago Bulls 91 (34-21) Miami Heat 111 (23-30) - New York Knicks 87 (10-44) Cleveland Cavaliers 127 (34-22) - Washington Wizards 89 (33-22) Minnesota Timberwolves 111 (12-42) - Phoenix Suns 109 (29-26) NHL: New Jersey Devils 4 (23-26-9, 55pts) - Vancouver Canucks 2 (33-22-3, 69pts) New York Rangers 3 (35-16-6, 76pts) - Buffalo Sabres 1 (17-38-4, 38pts) Carolina Hurricanes 2 (21-29-7, 49pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (23-31-5, 51pts) St. Louis Blues 5 (38-16-4, 80pts) - Boston Bruins 1 (28-21-9, 65pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/10/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/10/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Detroit Pistons 106 (21-32) – Charlotte Hornets 78 (22-30) Chicago Bulls 104 (33-20) – Sacramento Kings 86 (18-33) Memphis Grizzlies 95 (39-13) – Brooklyn Nets 86 (21-31) Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 71 (24-0) – LSU 69 (17-7) (10) Notre Dame 60 (22-4) – Clemson 58 (14-10) NHL: Ottawa Senators 2 (21-22-9; 51pts) – Buffalo Sabres 1 (16-36-3; 35pts) New York Islanders 3 (35-18-1; 71pts) – Edmonton Oilers 2 (15-31-9; 39pts) Dallas Stars 5 (25-21-8; 58pts) – Boston Bruins 3 (28-19-7; 63pts) New York Rangers 5 (31-16-5; 67pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (23-28-4; 50pts) Montreal Canadiens 2 (35-15-3; 73pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 1 (23-22-9; 55pts) OT Florida Panthers 6 (24-17-11; 59pts) – Anaheim Ducks 2 (34-14-7; 75pts) St. Louis Blues 2 (35-15-4; 74pts) – Arizona Coyotes 1 (20-28-7; 47pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/4/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/4/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Indiana Pacers 114 (18-32) – Detroit Pistons 109 (19-31) Atlanta Hawks 105 (41-9) – Washington Wizards 96 (31-19) Boston Celtics 104 (18-30) – Denver Nuggets 100 (19-31) Brooklyn Nets 109 (20-28) – Toronto Raptors 93 (33-17) Houston Rockets 101 (34-15) – Chicago Bulls 90 (30-20) Milwaukee Bucks 113 (27-22) – Los Angeles Lakers 105 (13-36) Minnesota Timberwolves 102 (9-40) – Miami Heat 101 (21-28) Oklahoma City Thunder 102 (25-24) – New Orleans Pelicans 91 (26-23) San Antonio Spurs 110 (31-18) – Orlando Magic 103 (15-37) Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (4) Duke 72 (19-3) – Georgia Tech 66 (10-12) (7) Villanova 70 (20-2) – Marquette 52 (10-12) (10) Notre Dame 71 (21-3) – Boston College 63 (9-12) (16) Wichita State 62 (20-3) – Bradley 59 (7-17) (17) Maryland 64 (19-4) – Penn State 58 (14-9) (18) VCU 72 (18-4) – George Mason 60 (7-14) (19) Baylor 77 (17-5) – TCU 57 (14-8) Purdue 60 (15-8) – (20) Ohio State 58 (17-6) Oklahoma State 65 (15-7) – (25) Texas 63 (14-8) OT NHL: New York Rangers 3 (30-15-4; 64pts) – Boston Bruins 2 (27-17-7; 61pts) Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (29-14-8; 66pts) – Edmonton Oilers 0 (14-29-9; 37pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 103 (10-37) - Minnesota Timberwolves 94 (8-38) Atlanta Hawks 105 (39-8) - Portland Trail Blazers 99 (32-15) Cleveland Cavaliers 101 (28-20) - Sacramento Kings 90 (16-29) Houston Rockets 93 (33-14) - Boston Celtics 87 (16-29) Toronto Raptors 127 (32-15) - Brooklyn Nets 122 (18-28) Dallas Mavericks 93 (31-17) - Miami Heat 72 (20-26)  New Orleans Pelicans 108 (25-22) - Los Angeles Clippers 103 (31-15) Utah Jazz 110 (17-30) - Golden State Warriors 100 (36-8) NHL: St. Louis Blues 3  (31-13-4, 66pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 2  (17-25-6, 40pts) Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (28-13-8, 64pts) - New Jersey Devils 1 (18-22-9, 45pts) - Overtime Colorado Avalanche 3 (21-18-11, 53pts) - Nashville Predators 0 (31-11-6, 68pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/28/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/28/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 99 (27-20) – Portland Trail Blazers 94 (32-14) Philadelphia 76ers 89 (9-37) – Detroit Pistons 69 (17-30) Toronto Raptors 119 (31-15) – Sacramento Kings 102 (16-28) Atlanta Hawks 113 (38-8) – Brooklyn Nets 102 (18-27) Houston Rockets 99 (32-14) – Dallas Mavericks 94 (30-17) Minnesota Timberwolves 110 (8-37) – Boston Celtics 89 (16-28) Denver Nuggets 93 (19-27) – New Orleans Pelicans 85 (24-22) New York Knicks 100 (9-37) – Oklahoma City Thunder 92 (23-23) San Antonio Spurs 95 (30-17) – Charlotte Hornets 86 (19-27) Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (8) Notre Dame 77 (20-2) – (4) Duke 73 (17-3) (9) Kansas 64 (17-3) – TCU 61 (14-6) (10) Louisville 81 (17-3) – Boston College 72 (9-10) (12) Wichita State 58 (19-2) – Loyola of Chicago 47 (13-8) (18) Northern Iowa 59 (19-2) – S. Illinois 52 (9-13) Purdue 83 (13-8) – (22) Indiana 67 (15-6) Georgia Tech 70 (10-10) – (23) Miami 50 (14-6) (24) Oklahoma 81 (13-7) – Texas Tech 36 (11-10) NHL: Washington Capitals 4 (25-14-9; 59pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 0 (27-13-8; 62pts) New Jersey Devils 2 (18-22-8; 44pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (22-23-4; 48pts) SO Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/23/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Toronto Raptors 91 (28-15) - Philadelphia 76ers 86 (8-35) Cleveland Cavaliers 129 (24-20) - Charlotte Hornets 90 (18-26) Atlanta Hawks 103 (36-8) - Oklahoma City Thunder 93 (22-21) New York Knicks 113 (8-36) - Orlando Magic 106 (15-31) Miami Heat 89 (19-24) - Indiana Pacers 87 (15-30) Chicago Bulls 102 (29-16) - Dallas Mavericks 98 (30-14) New Orleans Pelicans 92 (22-21) - Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (7-35) San Antonio Spurs 99 (28-17) - Los Angeles Lakers 85 (12-32) Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (16) VCU 63 (16-3) - Saint Louis 61 (9-10) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/15/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/15/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Milwaukee Bucks 95 (21-19) – New York Knicks 79 (5-36) from London Houston Rockets 112 (28-12) – Oklahoma City Thunder 101 (18-20) NHL: Boston Bruins 3 (24-15-6; 54pts) – New York Rangers 0 (24-13-4; 52pts) Minnesota Wild 7 (19-19-5; 43pts) – Buffalo Sabres 0 (14-28-3; 31pts) Vancouver Canucks 4 (24-15-3; 51pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 0 (17-21-7; 41pts) Ottawa Senators 4 (18-17-8; 44pts) – Montreal Canadiens 1 (27-13-3; 57pts) Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (28-14-4; 60pts) – Edmonton Oilers 2 (10-26-9; 29pts) Colorado Avalanche 4 (19-17-9; 47pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (20-13-9; 49pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard were battling for position under the basket in the first quarter Monday night -- perhaps are little too hard -- and Garnett ended up getting ejected for being literally hard-headed. Garnett took exception to Howard's pushing and shoving and bounced the ball off of the Rocket's center's head. With just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter, the two began to exchange words and Garnett took the crown of his head to Howard's jaw. The NBA league office will review the incident and hand down any disciplinary action if it is deemed necessary. Back to the action on the court: James Harden lit up the Nets defense as he put up 30 points. Howard would add eight points and five rebounds. Houston would go on to win the game 113-99. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard were battling for position under the basket in the first quarter Monday night -- perhaps are little too hard -- and Garnett ended up getting ejected for being literally hard-headed. Garnett took exception to Howard's pushing and shoving and bounced the ball off of the Rocket's center's head. With just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter, the two began to exchange words and Garnett took the crown of his head to Howard's jaw. The NBA league office will review the incident and hand down any disciplinary action if it is deemed necessary. Back to the action on the court: James Harden lit up the Nets defense as he put up 30 points. Howard would add eight points and five rebounds. Houston would go on to win the game 113-99. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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