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Dwight Tells Critics to Shut Up, But is He Doing Enough to Silence Them?

Dwight tells critics to shut up

Houston can thank the basketball Gods for messing with Steph Curry’s ankle because if not, the Golden State Warriors would’ve most likely swept them.

Even without Curry, the Warriors should still be up 3-0, but the NBA missed the call on James Harden’s game-winning shot.

Nonetheless, after Harden hit the dagger, his teammates on the bench didn’t appear to be too thrilled.

Judge for yourself:

As the Rockets have received tons of criticism over the stone cold reaction, Dwight Howard is here to save the day or is he?

“I think everybody made a big deal out of nothing, and we were very happy we won the game,” Howard said after Friday’s film session. “But I think more so we were kind of upset we put ourselves in that situation. It took a last-second shot to win the game when we clearly had the game beat from the beginning of the game.

Howard continued.

“So for all those people saying we weren’t happy and excited because James hit the shot, shut up.”

Sure, there was still time left on the clock, but to have no reaction at all is a bit absurd. However, Dwight has an explanation for it all.

“[Thursday night], things about us, about the bench not being happy about James hitting the shot, all of us were happy,” he said. “At the same time, we’re focused, and we can’t allow this team to get the ball again and shoot. Sometimes they play like ‘Angels in the Outfield,’ and they might catch it at half court and hit a crazy shot. You can’t just celebrate in a situation like that.

“I don’t think nobody was upset or mad James hit the shot. All of us were focused. That could have been the season right there.”

This explanation makes since in theory because Golden State is known for making crazy shots, but to show NO emotion at all is hard to defend in this scenario.

It seems like some Houston players low-key envy Harden.