Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard helped a boy with terminal brain cancer make a basket before Saturday's game vs. the Phoenix Suns.
Seven-year-old James Fisher was in attendance for the game at the Toyota Center.
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Howard was ruled out for Saturday's game with a strained right knee. The 10-year veteran has missed the last nine games for the Rockets, who have gone 6-2 in that span. No timetable has been given for his return.
In 10 games this season, Howard is averaging 18.8 points and 11.3 rebounds. The Rockets entered Saturday 15-4, winners of three straight and second in the Western Conference. After facing the Suns, the Rockets will play three of their next four games on the road.
- Mike Fiammetta