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Dwight Howard was ejected for the second consecutive game during the matchup between the Sixers and the Clippers Saturday.

Howard picked up two quick techs, and he was then tossed for the second straight night. He finished nine points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Los Angeles.

After the end of the game, the NBA officials explained the reasoning behind the ejection:

(via Ky Karlin of Sixerswire)

“He said something derogatory to the official he was talking to about the official who called the first technical foul,” the refs said.

Howard has been an important roster piece for the Sixers, especially now with Joel Embiid out due to injury. He remains the only legit center option for them, since the trade deadline.

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