Howard and Deron Williams both had career highs tonight, but went about it in different ways.
Howard had 22 at the half and looked primed and ready for another of his countless slow second halves to follow a strong first half. This would not be. He finished with 47, blasting his previous career high of 30, Josh also finished with career highs in free throws made and attempted (15 of 17), field goals made (14) and tied his career high in three pointers made with 4.
On the flip side, Williams had a quiet first half with 9 points and scored 32 in the second half. He finished with a career high in free throws made with 12 as well as the career-high 41 points.