PER Diem: May 13, 2009

Before Howard complains about his touches, he needs to prove he deserves them

Updated: May 13, 2009, 9:12 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Nine possessions. Six minutes and 45 seconds off the clock. And in that time, not one touch for the Orlando Magic's All-Star big man Dwight Howard, as a 14-point lead frittered away.

It's a big controversy Wednesday morning, and nearly everyone seems to be in agreement that the Magic blundered by not getting the ball to their superstar down the stretch. Howard shone a spotlight on this when he called out his coach, Stan Van Gundy, during the news conference after Orlando's 92-88 loss ...

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