Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/13/13
Lakers center Dwight Howard is a game-time decision Sunday against Cleveland after missing three games because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He has worked out with Lakers trainers the last few days and might return a bit earlier than expected. Howard was initially injured Jan. 4 against the Clippers and showed no ill effects in the Lakers' next game, tying his career-high with 26 rebounds against Denver. But his shoulder continued to bother him and an MRI exam showed a slight tear, forcing him to the sidelines. Pau Gasol will miss his fourth game because of a concussion. He did some light shooting and elliptical work Sunday morning but was not cleared to play against Cleveland, Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said. The Lakers (15-21) have lost six consecutive games and are only 10-9 at home. They play Milwaukee on Tuesday and Miami on Thursday. Both games are at Staples Center. -Mike Bresnahan
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