Stan Van Gundy Claims Mavericks' Brendan Haywood Punched Dwight Howard
Dallas Mavericks center Brendan Haywood, allegedly, is a very dirty player. Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy claims that Haywood punched Dwight Howard in the back during Friday night's Mavs-Magic game.
"It's really ridiculous, and I want to get it on film and send it in," Van Gundy said today, according to USA Today. "Haywood just punched him literally with a closed fist right in the back."
Howard missed today's practice, citing the back. He's expected to play tomorrow against the Denver Nuggets. Howard contributed 19 points and 15 rebounds to Orlando's losing effort, a 100-98 final, against Dallas.