The NBA got to suspend Dwight Howard after all.
After rescinding the silly technical foul that Howard was called for in Game 5, the NBA upgraded a common foul call later in the game to a Flagrant 1, which exceeded the limit for flagrant foul points in the playoffs for Howard. That carries with it a one-game suspension to start the 2015-16 season.
The foul was on a screen being set against Andre Iguodala where Howard raised his elbow above the shoulders, catching Iguodala in the chest/neck area.
Officials on the court reviewed video of the play and did not upgrade it, but the league office had a different opinion.
As a reminder, this is what Dwight’s first flagrant foul of the playoffs looked like.