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Why Dwight Howard is the playoff X-factor for the Houston Rockets
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Why Dwight Howard is the playoff X-factor for the Houston Rockets
Friday April 22nd, 2016

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Dwight Howard responded to critics on Friday following the Rockets’ visible lack of excitement at James Harden’s game-winning jumper in the team’s Game 3 win over the Warriors.

“All of us were focused,” Howard told reporters, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen. “Everybody made a big deal out of nothing. All of us were happy we won the game, but we were upset we put ourselves in position that it took a last-second shot.

Watch the full play below, including Harden’s game winner and the bench’s reaction, in which only Clint Capela appears happy.

“For all those people saying we weren’t happy and excited that James hit the shot, shut up,” he added.

GOLLIVER: Harden’s winner worth celebrating

Game 4 of the first-round series tips off on Sunday.

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