Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dead Eye Dwight?

Preseason NBA games are pretty meaningless, but there is one stat from the box score that translates regardless of when the game is played ... free throw shooting. My man Dwight Howard couldn't make his free throws last year whether he was in a crucial playoff game or in someone's back yard. It made him a liability for fantasy teams and prevented him from being the go-to guy for the Magic in their series with the Pistons last year. But tonight, against the Cavs, Howard went 13-for-16 from the line.

Impressive. And it just might be one of those rare preseason stats that means something.

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