Kevin McHale said Dwight Howard (ankle) will not play Friday night.
With the playoffs looming this is hardly a surprise as Howard has been bothered by this same ankle injury for some time. There is still a chance he returns, possibly for Saturday's tilt with the Pelicans, but in the meantime, Omer Asik will continue to start in his place.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Reyes pleaded not guilty to his domestic abuse charge.
Reyes was not present but his attorney entered the plea on his behalf. The next court date is scheduled for Jan. 14, when a pretrial hearing is scheduled. Reyes was arrested after an incident with his wife left her to be treated at the hospital for leg injuries and scratches on her neck. This is not going to be a good thing for Reyes or the Rockies or MLB for that matter. The league is likely going to let it play out in court before deciding if disciplinary actions should be taken. Analysis: Howard Bender