That time Dwight Howard knocked out Glen Davis


Glen Davis has plenty of memories with the Orlando Magic. He even remembers when Dwight Howard knocked him out in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals.

It is conference finals season and, believe it or not, six years ago (Thursday, actually) the Orlando Magic were fighting for their Playoff lives and trying to keep their Finals and championship dreams alive.

The Orlando Magic had fought back in overtime to extend the season to a Game Five and one final game at the Amway Arena (nee Orlando Arena) for a second elimination game. The Magic had lost the first two games in the series at home to the Boston Celtics and fell behind 3-0.

Game Five turned into a romp — a 113-92 celebration of the team and maybe even that glorious old arena. The Magic were one game away from the impossible of forcing a Game Seven after trailing 3-0. Anything seemed possible.

There were two big turning points in that game.

Kendrick Perkins got ejected from the game with two early technical fouls. And then Glen Davis got knocked out.

Literally knocked out.

In the first half, Davis took an elbow to the head from Dwight Howard and stumbled to try to get back down the floor as he tried to pick himself up.

This was before the “concussion crisis” and concussion and head injury awareness became a major issue within sports. Davis was trying to play through the pain — and would end up playing Game Six two nights later too.

In a recent SportsCenter Cartoon, Davis told what happened and shared his experience after Dwight Howard ran through him like a Mack truck.

Davis was a lot of things… I guess we can add Batman to that list now too.

Here is what the injury looked like in real time:

The Celtics did close the series out in six games. the Magic were never really the same, losing in the first round the following season after making a major change.

Two years later, Davis himself would join the Magic as a free agent. Apparently he made an impression on Dwight Howard, and not just on his elbow. Howard reportedly wanted the Magic to go after him in free agency.

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Davis had plenty of memories with the Magic both while playing for the Celtics and in his three seasons in Orlando.