Tuesday , Jun , 09 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Dwight Howard Frustrated by Lack of Dunks

After making only one of six shots in Game 1, he made five of 10 in Game 2. For the Finals, he is averaging 14.5 points a game and shooting 37.5%, well below his numbers of 21.7 points and 62.2% shooting in the playoffs before the Finals.

Howard has one dunk so far in the Finals, off a pass from Lewis with 5:32 left in the third quarter of Game 2.

Pau Gasol played solid one-on-one defense on Howard in Game 2, often forcing him toward the baseline and into Lakers double teams featuring different blends of players.

"They’re mixing it up on me," Howard said. "They’re doing some crazy things and it’s been frustrating me a bit. . . . I’ve just got to really do my homework and try to find ways to beat it."