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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness & self-control. Galatians 5:22–23
Realtor's claim that Matt Forte is in the process of buying Dwight Howard's home... It looks like it's Howard's old Windermere, FL home.
Nastiest thing I heard a Magic fan yell at Dwight Howard: "Hey Dwight! I'm gonna buy your house, and I'm gonna burn it down!"
D12 said he forgave the people he needed to forgive. Who are they? He said: "I think that's between me and the people I've forgiven."
Howard gave away his Rockets jersey and his basketball shoes to fans en route to lockeroom.
The faithful lustily booed a highlight reel of Dwight Howard's dunks and blocks that brought them out of the same seats they now vacate.
A "sick" Jameer Nelson sat out. Magic didn’t want Jameer to give whatever he has to the team, which is, oh, 13 points and 7 assists.
Critics have more problems with how Orlando Humpty Dumpties put pieces of franchise back together than how Howard blew it to smithereens.
Howard said he was "surprised" that Magic rookie Victor Oladipo did not play. Not half as surprised as Oladipo I imagine.
Howard was pulled from the lopsided game with a couple minutes left and laughed as a heckler bellowed, "Howard! You bum!"
Dwight Howard on ORL return: "..Some people are upset that I left. They're going to let their frustrations out and that's understandable."
D12: “People are upset that I left, so they’re going to boo. They’re going to let their frustrations out. That’s totally understandable."
If the Magic ever are going to employ a Hack-a-Howard strategy, now's the time to do so.
Tonight's announced crowd: 16,012 people.
The loudest cheers of the night occurred just now, when Kyle O'Quinn blocked a shot by Dwight Howard.
Kyle O'Quinn rejects Dwight Howard. Some fans are offering him a standing ovation.
Rockets' bench outplaying Orlando's but neither reserve unit lighting it up: 7 points (2/7 FGs) for Houston, 6 points (3/17 FGs) for Orlando
The Rockets ended the third quarter by scoring 11 consecutive points.
Terrence Jones puts Tobias Harris on skates
Magic had 32 points in the first. They have 31 in the subsequent 20-plus minutes.
That was probably the grittiest half Maurice Harkless has played in his year and a half in the league. Impressive.
The technical Maurice Harkless just drew is his first of the season and second of his career.
Double Ts called on Mo Harkless and Dwight Howard after they were jawing under basket.
Smattering of boos during vid tribute and louder boos when Dwight touches ball. But nothing close to as intense as last season in 1st return
Neat moment as Dwight Howard goes to block a Tobias Harris shot and Nik Vucevic rebounds ball and guides it in with his L hand. ORL up 43-33
Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams have two East Rookie of the Month wins apiece. Out West: Burke 2, McLemore 1, Calathes 1
Victor Oladipo has been named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, tying him with MCW for 2 months apiece.
NBA announces Victor Oladipo is East Rookie of the Month
Stuff was Jack, Lewis was Rose.
Stuff just reenacted that iconic bow scene from Titanic w/ referee Eric Lewis.
The only interesting thing from any hecklers tonight? A heckler said: "Stan Van Gundy, baby!" as D12 sat on the bench.
Is Amway Center playing "Blurred Lines" right now: yes
But, again, the overall level of booing is far less than D12 received when he returned to Staples Center this season.
Dwight highlights in video: alley-oops against Spurs, on Jrue Holiday, and against Celtics; some blocks; post moves
Mostly boos during the Dwight Howard tribute video. Howard watched from the Rockets bench stonefaced.
Fans didn't sustain the boos throughout the video. Lost steam.
Here it is: Boos start before the video even does
E'Twaun Moore nails a well-contested, fading floater at the end of the first quarter to put Magic up, 32-19. How this game has gone so far
Donatas Motiejūnas anagram: A sustained jam onto
In his last five games, E'Twaun Moore is shooting 45 percent from the floor and 40 percent from three for nine points per.
The Magic have made 12 of their first 17 shots.
Someone just posted a doge message to the MagicVision. Along the lines of "Such basketball. Much amaze."
That dunk Arron Afflalo made moments ago is only his second of the year, if I'm not mistaken.
Section 223 sort of a ghost town at 7:14 http://t.co/pAsfVVVsuE
Amway crowd cheering every time D12 touches ball. Fans cheer when Dwight is twice stripped of the ball and when he's called for goaltending.
Dwight Howard: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 turnovers in the game's first five minutes. Magic lead 12-8.
Lots of empty seats in the arena tonight . . . 4 minutes in. This is not an electric atmosphere.
Magic won the tipoff. Magic fans cheered. The first time Magic fans cheered after a tipoff that I can remember.
With Jameer Nelson and Victor Oladipo out, Arron Afflalo gets introduced last here in Orlando.
Dwight Howard didn't seem the least bit bothered by the booing.
Late-arriving crowd tonight for Dwight's return. Wide swaths of lower-bowl seats vacant.
Chandler Parsons got some nice cheers in pregame intros. Dwight Howard received sustained boos.
Dwight (cont'd): "... Hopefully, the fans here will forgive me for how the situation ended. But my love for the city will never change.”
Dwight (cont'd): " . . . and even though it’s only been a year, I’ve forgiven the people that I needed to forgive. . . ."
Dwight (cont'd): "... But at the end of the day, I think time heals all wounds. . . ."
Dwight: “Last year it was a little bit fresh for a lot of the Magic fans. They were really upset with how things went down..."
D12: "Time deals all wounds. I’ve forgiven the people I needed to forgive. Hopefully the fans can forgive me for how the situation ended."
In today's Magic game program… http://t.co/qyiFucym8C
Chandler Parsons expects about 100 friends, family and family friends in the arena tonight.
Dwight Howard seems relaxed as he warms up for tonight's game in ORL: http://t.co/Li8pLd74q6
Vic Oladipo's left ankle is sore -- but not from one particular play, Jacque Vaughn said. Just general soreness.
Magic place Jameer Nelson on injured reserve, activate Arron Afflalo
Victor Oladipo is the only Magic player who has played in all 62 of the team's games. That streak will end tonight.