Nov 20, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) hangs his head as he walks back to the bench late in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the Rockets 123-120. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard given technical for tossing ball at heckling fan (Video)

Where Dwight Howard goes, drama quickly follows. The guy just seems to be a magnet for disappointment much like the Houston Rockets heartbreaking loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday evening.

Howard and his Rockets built themselves a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, back the Mavericks stormed back thanks to an electric crowd – a crowd that seemingly got under the skin of Howard who was given a technical foul for tossing the ball towards a heckling fan.

With Dallas down by five points and just under three minutes remaining, Howard had an opportunity to give Houston a seven point lead as he battled under the basket. Dallas fouled Howard, who tossed the ball near the baseline – directly towards a fan who was giving Howard a verbal bashing.

The ‘toss’ was by no means hard, but the officials seemed to understand what Howard was attempting to do and quickly whistled him for a technical foul.

Dallas converted on their free point and ended up winning by three, erasing Houston’s 14-point lead in the process.

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