By Sam Rubenstein

The NBA is supposed to be more guard friendly than ever. Touch fouls, free throws, anything to get little guys to score. Last night Dwyane Wade and Allen Iverson put on a one on one show with huge numbers and journeys to the basket along the way. Not good enough.

Two of the best teams in the league fell. Utah at home, San Antonio on the road. Andris Biedrins, going against those Spurs, had 18 and 15 with 6 blocks. That is a nice line. And you wouldn’t typically expect that from him, so it enhances how great he played.

But Dwight Howard put up 21 and 16, and you almost expect it. This was against the Utah Jazz and Carlos Boozer, who has been having a big season on the glass himself, second only to Dwight. ZERO offensive boards for Carlos on this night, cause Dwight was keeping him off the glass all night. Orlando beat a quality Western Conference team, and people are starting to wonder what’s going on down there.

Dwight Howard, Player of the D.A.Y.