Josh Howard picked up his fourth foul Monday night against the Wizards 21 seconds into the third quarter when the Mavs trailed by three points. He immediately took a seat on the bench and didn't return until the start of the fourth quarter when the Mavs trailed by 13.
He said he believes had he been on the floor, he could have prevented the Wizards' 38-point onslaught and helped the Mavs seize momentum.
He also said that the refs need to cut him a break now and again. He said he's not fouling as much as they're calling and that they need to let him play defense.
-- Jeff Caplan