Howard’s foul on Garnett upgraded to flagrant

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard’s foul on Kevin Garnett in

Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals has been upgraded to a

flagrant-one foul.

The NBA made the announcement Wednesday.

Howard grabbed a rebound with 6:25 remaining in the third

quarter and swung his elbow, knocking Garnett in the face. That is

Howard’s second flagrant of the playoffs; two more and he will be

suspended for one game.

The Celtics led the Magic 3-1 entering Wednesday night’s

game.