Officials in Saturday night’s Houston-Atlanta contest removed a game ball due to a sticky substance that Rockets center Dwight Howard had applied. Howard applied a Stickum spray to his hands from a can covered in white tape while waiting to re-enter the game late in the first quarter.
After Hawks forward Paul Millsap made the first of two free throws, Howard checked back in and grabbed the ball from the official. When Millsap got the ball back, he immediately questioned what was on it. “I’ve never felt the ball like that, ever,” Millsap said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was sticky. It was like super glue or something was on there. I couldn’t get it off my hands. It was the weirdest thing ever.”
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