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Head-to-Head: Games Played Between Dwight Howard and LeBron James

This is the detail of NBA games in which Dwight Howard and LeBron James played against each other, including head-to-head record, stats average, game highs and game-by-game data both in the Regular Season and Playoffs.

They faced each other a total of 46 times in NBA games. LeBron James has a 25-21 winning record over Dwight Howard, but Dwight Howard won more matchups in the Playoffs for a 4-2 postseason record.

Games Played Against Each Other

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2018-19
Dwight Howard:
2005 to 2019
LeBron James:
2004 to 2019
46 Games played
40 in Regular Season
6 in Playoffs

Summary of Victories

Games Won in Regular Season in Playoffs
Dwight Howard
21
17
4
LeBron James
25
23
2

Stats in Games Between Them

Averages
Player
Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Dwight Howard 17.9 12.8 1.8 0.8 1.7
LeBron James 29.3 8.0 7.2 1.5 0.8
Game Highs
Player
Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Dwight Howard 40 25 5 3 6
LeBron James 51 16 14 5 3
Games with better stats than the other player...
Player
Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
Dwight Howard 5

games
35

games
1

game
10

games
28

games
LeBron James 39

games
8

games
42

games
24

games
9

games
Both had same stat 2

games
3

games
3

games
12

games
9

games

Head To Head Games Played: One by One

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- 2004-05 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Feb. 01, 2005
1. Magic 105   Dwight Howard 8 5 1 0 0 1 3 33 3-7 .429 0-0 - 2-2 1.000
Cavaliers 102   LeBron James 28 5 7 0 1 3 2 43 10-20 .500 0-3 .000 8-13 .615
Feb. 05, 2005
2. Magic 92   Dwight Howard 14 6 1 1 2 3 2 29 6-11 .545 0-0 - 2-5 .400
Cavaliers 101   LeBron James 30 6 9 2 0 1 2 45 9-21 .429 0-3 .000 12-13 .923
Mar. 08, 2005
3. Magic 92   Dwight Howard 3 4 1 1 1 1 4 28 1-3 .333 0-0 - 1-2 .500
Cavaliers 111   LeBron James 23 7 8 1 1 1 3 40 9-22 .409 2-6 .333 3-4 .750
Apr. 11, 2005
4. Magic 106   Dwight Howard 23 10 1 0 2 2 3 39 10-14 .714 0-0 - 3-4 .750
Cavaliers 114   LeBron James 33 7 6 5 1 2 4 48 12-23 .522 1-6 .167 8-10 .800
- 2005-06 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 13, 2005
5. Magic 100   Dwight Howard 21 16 3 2 1 1 5 46 9-13 .692 0-0 - 3-4 .750
OT Cavaliers 108   LeBron James 26 5 3 0 1 2 2 49 9-20 .450 1-4 .250 7-11 .636
Nov. 18, 2005
6. Magic 84   Dwight Howard 10 15 1 1 3 2 3 34 5-11 .455 0-0 - 0-2 .000
Cavaliers 102   LeBron James 16 6 4 2 0 4 2 34 6-17 .353 0-3 .000 4-6 .667
Feb. 21, 2006
7. Magic 92   Dwight Howard 23 14 2 0 1 3 1 39 9-19 .474 0-0 - 5-10 .500
Cavaliers 105   LeBron James 26 2 9 1 2 2 0 43 10-24 .417 1-5 .200 5-7 .714
Mar. 10, 2006
8. Magic 102   Dwight Howard 8 9 2 1 1 4 4 24 3-7 .429 0-0 - 2-4 .500
Cavaliers 73   LeBron James 25 7 2 2 1 5 0 39 9-22 .409 2-6 .333 5-6 .833
- 2006-07 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 16, 2006
9. Magic 81   Dwight Howard 14 16 1 2 5 6 4 39 5-11 .455 0-0 - 4-6 .667
Cavaliers 74   LeBron James 29 5 5 0 1 4 4 41 10-19 .526 2-5 .400 7-9 .778
Dec. 23, 2006
10. Magic 83   Dwight Howard 17 13 1 1 1 3 2 31 6-15 .400 0-0 - 5-7 .714
Cavaliers 86   LeBron James 32 7 1 0 0 7 1 43 13-21 .619 2-3 .667 4-10 .400
Jan. 22, 2007
11. Magic 90   Dwight Howard 18 13 2 0 2 5 4 34 7-10 .700 0-0 - 4-8 .500
Cavaliers 79   LeBron James 18 4 5 3 0 2 2 43 6-15 .400 0-3 .000 6-13 .462
- 2007-08 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 14, 2007
12. Magic 117   Dwight Howard 35 16 2 0 4 3 3 49 11-17 .647 0-0 - 13-16 .813
OT Cavaliers 116   LeBron James 39 13 14 0 2 4 1 47 15-27 .556 2-4 .500 7-9 .778
Feb. 11, 2008
13. Magic 111   Dwight Howard 16 9 1 0 0 0 4 38 6-11 .545 0-0 - 4-9 .444
Cavaliers 118   LeBron James 29 7 10 3 1 5 3 44 8-15 .533 1-2 .500 12-15 .800
Mar. 17, 2008
14. Magic 104   Dwight Howard 23 13 2 1 2 1 3 41 6-14 .429 0-0 - 11-15 .733
Cavaliers 90   LeBron James 30 9 6 0 1 3 1 42 11-22 .500 1-4 .250 7-11 .636
Apr. 05, 2008
15. Magic 101   Dwight Howard 4 12 3 0 0 3 5 39 1-8 .125 0-0 - 2-2 1.000
Cavaliers 86   LeBron James 17 7 9 2 2 5 1 42 6-22 .273 1-5 .200 4-8 .500
- 2008-09 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Jan. 29, 2009
16. Magic 99   Dwight Howard 22 18 0 2 2 3 4 38 9-15 .600 0-0 - 4-6 .667
Cavaliers 88   LeBron James 23 8 8 1 1 2 1 38 10-27 .370 0-2 .000 3-6 .500
Mar. 17, 2009
17. Magic 93   Dwight Howard 13 15 3 0 6 4 2 39 5-8 .625 0-0 - 3-5 .600
Cavaliers 97   LeBron James 43 12 8 4 1 6 1 43 15-27 .556 4-7 .571 9-10 .900
Apr. 03, 2009
18. Magic 116   Dwight Howard 20 11 0 1 3 0 2 27 8-13 .615 0-0 - 4-8 .500
Cavaliers 87   LeBron James 26 9 5 1 0 2 1 32 7-20 .350 2-5 .400 10-10 1.000
- 2009 Playoffs - Eastern Conference Finals -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
May. 20, 2009
19. Magic 107   Dwight Howard 30 13 1 2 0 3 6 38 14-20 .700 0-0 - 2-2 1.000
Cavaliers 106   LeBron James 49 6 8 2 3 2 1 41 20-30 .667 3-6 .500 6-10 .600
May. 22, 2009
20. Magic 95   Dwight Howard 10 18 4 1 2 4 4 38 3-8 .375 0-0 - 4-8 .500
Cavaliers 96   LeBron James 35 4 5 1 0 6 3 43 12-23 .522 1-3 .333 10-12 .833
May. 24, 2009
21. Magic 99   Dwight Howard 24 9 2 0 0 1 6 28 5-8 .625 0-0 - 14-19 .737
Cavaliers 89   LeBron James 41 7 9 2 1 2 3 42 11-28 .393 1-8 .125 18-24 .750
May. 26, 2009
22. Magic 116   Dwight Howard 27 14 4 1 3 2 5 49 10-16 .625 0-0 - 7-9 .778
OT Cavaliers 114   LeBron James 44 12 7 1 1 8 5 49 13-29 .448 4-10 .400 14-18 .778
May. 28, 2009
23. Magic 102   Dwight Howard 24 10 2 1 1 3 6 37 8-10 .800 0-0 - 8-13 .615
Cavaliers 112   LeBron James 37 14 12 1 1 4 3 46 11-24 .458 0-2 .000 15-19 .789
May. 30, 2009
24. Magic 103   Dwight Howard 40 14 4 0 1 2 5 41 14-21 .667 0-1 .000 12-16 .750
Cavaliers 90   LeBron James 25 7 7 0 1 3 4 45 8-20 .400 2-8 .250 7-11 .636
- 2009-10 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 11, 2009
25. Magic 93   Dwight Howard 11 7 0 1 1 2 5 32 3-3 1.000 0-0 - 5-12 .417
Cavaliers 102   LeBron James 36 8 4 1 0 4 2 39 13-23 .565 2-3 .667 8-9 .889
Feb. 11, 2010
26. Magic 106   Dwight Howard 19 11 1 0 2 3 5 31 6-9 .667 0-0 - 7-10 .700
Cavaliers 115   LeBron James 32 8 13 2 0 3 2 45 10-21 .476 2-6 .333 10-12 .833
Feb. 21, 2010
27. Magic 101   Dwight Howard 22 16 2 1 4 0 4 43 7-15 .467 0-0 - 8-13 .615
Cavaliers 95   LeBron James 33 9 6 2 1 5 0 39 12-25 .480 1-6 .167 8-12 .667
- 2010-11 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Oct. 29, 2010
28. Magic 70   Dwight Howard 19 7 0 2 1 1 6 29 8-15 .533 0-0 - 3-7 .429
Heat 96   LeBron James 15 6 7 0 0 3 4 30 6-13 .462 2-3 .667 1-2 .500
Nov. 24, 2010
29. Magic 104   Dwight Howard 24 18 1 0 1 3 0 38 8-13 .615 0-0 - 8-16 .500
Heat 95   LeBron James 25 6 4 1 0 3 3 41 9-18 .500 1-3 .333 6-8 .750
Feb. 03, 2011
30. Magic 100   Dwight Howard 17 16 1 0 0 2 2 48 7-13 .538 0-0 - 3-13 .231
Heat 104   LeBron James 51 11 8 1 1 3 2 43 17-25 .680 3-5 .600 14-17 .824
Mar. 03, 2011
31. Magic 99   Dwight Howard 14 18 5 0 5 1 5 45 5-10 .500 0-0 - 4-6 .667
Heat 96   LeBron James 29 6 4 0 2 2 2 40 11-16 .688 0-2 .000 7-7 1.000
- 2011-12 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Feb. 08, 2012
32. Magic 102   Dwight Howard 25 24 4 3 2 3 3 43 9-14 .643 0-1 .000 7-10 .700
Heat 89   LeBron James 17 6 10 3 0 3 0 39 5-15 .333 0-2 .000 7-10 .700
Feb. 19, 2012
33. Magic 78   Dwight Howard 12 15 3 1 1 3 2 37 5-10 .500 0-0 - 2-10 .200
Heat 90   LeBron James 25 11 8 2 0 2 2 37 9-14 .643 1-2 .500 6-7 .857
Mar. 13, 2012
34. Magic 104   Dwight Howard 24 25 1 3 2 2 1 47 9-13 .692 0-0 - 6-18 .333
OT Heat 98   LeBron James 19 11 8 1 1 6 0 42 7-20 .350 2-4 .500 3-3 1.000
Mar. 18, 2012
35. Magic 81   Dwight Howard 18 11 2 0 0 4 3 41 7-17 .412 0-0 - 4-10 .400
Heat 91   LeBron James 14 12 7 5 0 4 4 39 4-14 .286 0-1 .000 6-8 .750
- 2012-13 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Jan. 17, 2013
36. Lakers 90   Dwight Howard 13 16 2 0 1 0 4 38 4-7 .571 0-0 - 5-13 .385
Heat 99   LeBron James 39 7 8 3 1 2 2 42 17-25 .680 1-2 .500 4-4 1.000
Feb. 10, 2013
37. Lakers 97   Dwight Howard 15 9 1 2 2 3 4 41 6-9 .667 0-0 - 3-5 .600
Heat 107   LeBron James 32 7 4 3 0 4 4 36 12-18 .667 1-2 .500 7-8 .875
- 2013-14 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Mar. 04, 2014
38. Rockets 106   Dwight Howard 22 16 1 0 0 2 2 36 8-13 .615 0-0 - 6-8 .750
Heat 103   LeBron James 22 1 6 3 0 1 1 37 9-18 .500 0-3 .000 4-6 .667
Mar. 16, 2014
39. Rockets 104   Dwight Howard 21 14 5 0 2 2 3 38 9-12 .750 0-0 - 3-6 .500
Heat 113   LeBron James 24 5 6 2 0 5 3 43 8-17 .471 1-3 .333 7-8 .875
- 2015-16 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Jan. 15, 2016
40. Rockets 77   Dwight Howard 14 11 1 2 2 2 1 34 4-9 .444 0-0 - 6-10 .600
Cavaliers 91   LeBron James 19 7 7 0 2 4 1 36 7-14 .500 1-2 .500 4-6 .667
- 2016-17 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 08, 2016
41. Hawks 110   Dwight Howard 7 17 2 0 3 3 4 27 3-5 .600 0-0 - 1-4 .250
Cavaliers 106   LeBron James 23 9 5 3 0 1 3 37 8-17 .471 2-5 .400 5-5 1.000
Mar. 03, 2017
42. Hawks 130   Dwight Howard 15 10 2 2 1 1 3 27 6-12 .500 0-0 - 3-6 .500
Cavaliers 135   LeBron James 38 13 8 0 0 2 4 39 14-27 .519 6-10 .600 4-8 .500
Apr. 09, 2017
43. Hawks 126   Dwight Howard 19 5 2 0 1 2 2 24 9-12 .750 0-0 - 1-3 .333
OT Cavaliers 125   LeBron James 32 16 10 1 0 3 6 47 11-21 .524 1-3 .333 9-10 .900
- 2017-18 Season -
Game
 
Player
Pts TRb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 15, 2017
44. Hornets 107   Dwight Howard 8 5 2 0 0 4 6 23 3-5 .600 0-0 - 2-6 .333
Cavaliers 115   LeBron James 31 6 8 2 1 3 4 37 12-24 .500 4-7 .571 3-3 1.000
Nov. 24, 2017
45. Hornets 99   Dwight Howard 20 13 1 1 1 3 4 30 7-14 .500 0-0 - 6-9 .667
Cavaliers 100   LeBron James 27 16 13 0 3 3 2 40 10-20 .500 3-8 .375 4-7 .571
Mar. 28, 2018
46. Hornets 105   Dwight Howard 19 10 1 0 1 0 3 29 7-12 .583 0-0 - 5-5 1.000
Cavaliers 118   LeBron James 41 10 8 1 0 4 1 37 14-26 .538 4-8 .500 9-11 .818
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