"They haven’t a clue what they’re talking about," D'Antoni said after the Lakers lost 107-105 to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday with Dwight Howard going 8-for-16 from the foul line (including 5-of-10 in the fourth quarter). "Pretty simple. You don’t do that to a guy and he made his foul shots. He’s not the reason that our defense was suspect. He’s not the reason that stuff happens. He’s got to work through this.
"You take him out now and then what are you going to do? Just take him out all the time? You got a player who is going to be your franchise player. You don’t do that. You don’t do that to him and it’s not him that’s causing the problem. It’s not a good thing. It’s a knee-jerk kind of reaction."
Dwight on his free throws: "That didn't lose us the game. Our defense wasn't there in the fourth quarter."