Dwight Howard’s free throw shooting down the stretch of close games this season is starting to become a serious issue for the Houston Rockets.
Of course, this is no surprise. Howard is a career 57.6 percent shooter from the stripe, but has shot below 50 percent over the past two seasons. He struggled once again against the Toronto Raptors on Monday, going four-of-12 from the line to drop to 47 percent on the season – staggeringly bad for someone who gets to the line over 10 times per game. In his last three games, Howard has gone 11-of-39 from the line, good for 28 percent.