Howard’s technical vs. Knicks upheld

Dwight Howard’s latest technical foul has been upheld by the NBA

after a review, leaving Orlando’s All-Star center one away from

another suspension.

Howard was called for his league-leading 17th technical Monday

with 1:17 left in the Magic’s 113-106 loss at New York. After

fouling out while going for an offensive rebound, Howard tossed the

ball into the backcourt.

Orlando players said that would usually warrant a delay of game

warning and Howard said he would try to get it rescinded, but an

NBA spokesman said Tuesday the appeal was denied.

Howard already served a one-game suspension once he accumulated

his 16th tech. Players are then suspended another game for every

other technical received after that.