Dwight Howard Free Throw Extravaganza 2012 Draws Rave Reviews From Stan Van Gundy

The Golden State Warriors sent Dwight Howard to the line for a record 39 free throw attempts in the Orlando Magic's eventual win on Thursday during the second game of TNT's traditional Thursday double-header. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy reacted exactly as you'd expect him to. From Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:

"I don't know, it was an interesting game. A long game. I'm sure a great national TV game for the NBA. I'm sure everybody there loved it. You get to turn on TNT and watch Dwight Howard shoot free throws."

Van Gundy also said he told his assistant coaches to stop bothering to suggest plays in the fourth quarter as Mark Jackson's commitment to Hack-A-Dwight became apparent.

Magic assistant coaches Ahmad Ajami, Bob Beyer, Steve Clifford, Patrick Ewing and Brendan Malone would recommend plays to Stan Van Gundy. But Van Gundy eventually turned to them and said something like, "What's the point of calling a play? The Warriors are just going to foul Dwight anyway."

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