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Howard Takes Responsibility for Actions

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Dwight Howard wasn't happy with the NBA for fining him $35,000. He was also unhappy with himself.

 

"I've got to do a better job of keeping my composure, not getting frustrated, and also remember to play for my teammates at all times and stay on the right path," the Lakers center said Friday. "I've just got to continue to play through it, whatever it is, if the calls go my way or not my way. I've just got to find ways to affect the game and not let the game affect me."

 

Howard was hit with the fine a day after smacking Denver's Kenneth Faried on a third-quarter drive in the Lakers' 126-114 loss Wednesday. Howard was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected.

 

On Friday he wasn't done with his self-critique.

 

"I've been a...

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