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The incident occurred with 4:25 remaining in the second quarter and the game was tied at 46 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
According to Spotrac, the fine marked the fifth of Howard’s season. The previous four were the result of technical faults.
Howard is enjoying one of his most productive campaigns in years, averaging 15.5 points, 12.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game in 18 games.
Although he’s no longer the MVP contender he was for the last five of his eight seasons with the Magic, the three-time defensive player of the year has been a key contributor for Charlotte.
Howard led the Hornets with 20 points and 13 rebounds against the Cavs, and he’ll be back in action against the Visitors on Saturday. San Antonio Spurs.