Howard’s foul on Garnett upgraded to flagrant

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — 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.