Dwight Howard could face extended time on the bench

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HOUSTON, TX –  Rockets Center Dwight Howard is expected to miss at least the next month due to issues with his right knee, that’s according to a report on ESPN.com.

Howard has missed the last four Rockets games.  Houston is 3-1 in his absence.

Howard is averaging 16.3 points,and 11 rebounds per game this season.

The Rockets released a statement on Wednesday, revealing the 29-year-old was dealing with fluid buildup in his right knee.