Howard could face suspension if Rockets force Game 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Dwight Howard could miss Houston's next playoff game after picking up his seventh technical foul of the playoffs.

Howard and Golden State's Andrew Bogut were called for a double technical in the second quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night.

Unless the call is rescinded by the NBA, Howard would miss Game 6 if the Rockets are still alive. Houston trails the series 3-1.

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