Dwight Howard ran roughshod over the Heat on Tuesday night, scoring 24 points and grabbing a frankly absurd 25 rebounds in a 104-98 overtime win. The win seemed to put Howard in a generous mood, as he stated he'd like to stay with the Magic -- at least until the rest of the season. Magic fans who still have memories of losing Shaquille O'Neal for nothing are undoubtedly wary, but is Howard truly committed to leaving?
A difficult choice?
Howard was careful not to commit to the Magic beyond the end of this season in his statements, but it remains to be seen whether the Magic will take the risk.
Will the Magic make a run?
Orlando is 28-15 and is coming off a win over one of the best teams in basketball. A motivated Magic team in the postseason could be dangerous.
A new look?
Howard has been floated as a trade possibility for several teams, but the Lakers, Bulls and Nets seem to be the top contenders.
A rare accomplishment?
Can we talk for a second about the fact that Howard pulled down 25 rebounds? That is an awful lot of rebounds.