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Saturday, April 17, 2010
The many ways Dwight Howard can hurt you

By Kevin Arnovitz

The Orlando Magic enter the postseason with the most efficient offense in the Eastern Conference -- second only to Phoenix in the NBA.

Much of that offense is generated from beyond the arc, but a lot of it originates with Dwight Howard down on the block. If you're the defense, what do you do once the entry pass goes into Howard? Do you run a quick double-team at him, but risk a kickout to an open shooter or a cutter? Do you wait until he's into his move? Maybe you play him straight up one-on-one and hope for the best?

These are questions Larry Brown -- and possibly Mike Woodson and Mike Brown -- will have to answer in the coming days.