Howard out with strained knee
Howard, acquired from Dallas on Feb. 13 in a seven-player trade, was playing in his fourth game with Washington.
He collided with Chicago's Flip Murray while trying to catch an outlet pass under Washington's basket with 4:23 to play in the first quarter Monday night. Howard fell on the floor, stayed there for a minute and was helped up as he clutched his left knee. Two trainers assisted him off the floor.
Howard had seven points when he was injured.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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