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Dwight Howard Unlikely To Play Friday Night Against Atlanta

Per Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Dwight Howard is listed as “doubtful” for Friday night’s showdown with the rival Atlanta Hawks:

“I don’t think I’m going to play,” Howard said.

“There’s nothing I can really do but continue to stay on it, stretch, get massages, do whatever I can. I’m just trying not to let it happen again, but I don’t want to go out there till I’m 100 percent. My team needs me playing 100 percent and not out there playing 60 or 70 percent.”

Stan Van Gundy called Howard’s chances to play “50-50.”

(Andrew Melnick is Howard the Dunk’s lead blogger, ESPN Florida’s Magic Insider ( and is the co-host of the Insiders Show Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST. Subscribe to his RSS feed, add him on Facebook and follow him onTwitter to follow him daily. You can download the HTD app here)

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