Gasol Says Howard is Getting Too Physical

by June 10, 2009

Pau would like the refs to pay a bit more attention to Dwight out there: “(Dwight Howard) is allowed to do physically a couple more things here at home,’ Gasol said after the game. Asked if those ‘things’ are too physical for his taste, or within the rules, Gasol didn’t hesitate. ‘For my taste, yes,’ Gasol said. ‘I have no control, so it’s a little bit unfortunate. There’s nothing you can do about it. You just have to play through it and continue to compete.’ Earlier, Lakers coach Phil Jackson had raised the issue of Howard’s physical play. ‘We’re obviously concerned about his physical contact out there,’ Jackson said. ‘We thought there were three or four occasions where there were offensive fouls.'”