Found January 13, 2013 on
Fox Sports West:
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.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Dwight Howard is back in the Los Angeles Lakers' starting lineup after missing three games with a right shoulder injury.
Howard started at center for the Lakers against Cleveland on Sunday night as Los Angeles attempted to end its six-game losing streak.
Howard apparently tore the labrum in his shoulder earlier this month during a game against the Clippers, and he aggravated...
Lakers center Dwight Howard has been cleared to play on Sunday night against the Cavaliers.
Howard has been battling with a shoulder injury since Jan. 4, after colliding with Clippers forward Caron Butler. The Lakers big man tried to play through pain but aggravated it the following Sunday against the Denver Nuggets.
The injury was reported as a torn labrum by the Lakers. Howard...
On the bright side for Kobe at least he isn’t getting divorced anymore. Call me crazy, but I think Bean is taking the losses a little harder than Dwight Howard.
Remember when Jim Buss said it is 95% that Dwight re-signs with Lakers?
He might have been using Romney math with that one.
Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a three-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 113-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points for the Lakers, who finally earned their first victory of 2013 while ending their longest skid since February 2007. Howard went...
Stemming from an article by USA Today Sports, Dwight Howard made his comeback on Sunday evening against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Howard missed three games due to a shoulder injury. The Lakers, on the other hand, were stacking losses like no other. Dwight Howard’s return included an impressive 22 points and [...]
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was scheduled to miss his fourth straight game on Sunday because of a concussion, but center Dwight Howard might play in Sunday night's game against Cleveland. It will be a game-time decision on whether Howard, who has a shoulder injury, will play against the Cavaliers, according to the Los Angeles Times. Howard will be re-evaluated just before tip-off.
The Los Angeles Lakers are in trouble. They can't string together enough wins to claw their way out of the hole they've dug. They can't stay healthy. They can't find their identity. It's a mess. Oh, and they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. They'll do so with continued injury concerns. Paul Gasol will continue to sit as he recovers from...
It appears the Lakers' best course of action is to keep Gasol and then re-evaluate the situation in the summer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 22 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a three-game injury absence, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 113-93 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points for the Lakers, who finally earned their first victory of 2013 while ending their longest skid since February...
The addition of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash has not translated into wins for the LA Lakers. Can they still make a push to reach the playoffs at 15-21 and 5 games behind the 8th spot?
After 36 games, the Los Angeles Lakers are 15-21 with a 6-game losing streak. They sit 11th in the Western Conference and are 5 games behind the 8th spot which the Portland Trailblazers currently...
For the sake of not attempting to manufacture a controversy, we’ll lay out a comment from Kobe Bryant from October and a recent comment from Steve Nash and leave it at that.
Back in October, just days after Dwight Howard was traded to the Lakers, Kobe Bryant emphatically stated that the Lakers are “still his team.” At the time, Howard and Nash predictably backed Kobe in his...
At the beginning of the season, it seemed like the Lakers had it all. Kobe Bryant, one of the best players in NBA history. Dwight Howard, who is widely considered as the best center in the game. Steve Nash, who will end his career as one of the top three assist leaders in NBA history. Pau Gasol, one of the top five international players to ever play the game. Not to mention a supporting...
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant didn’t give up on their marriage, but Magic Johnson has divorced himself from this Los Angeles Lakers season. Facing their 6th-straight loss against the Thunder on Friday night, the former Lakers legend called it a season for the Lakers as they trailed by 16 at halftime. “It’s over for my Lakers. No playoffs, no nothing,” The Lakers ended up losing...
Has Metta World Peace finally found the true meaning of his name? After finally putting an end to a 6 game losing streak, the Los Angeles Lakers were able to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-93 last night. it appears Metta World has finally found some peace in his life. The star of the night was Dwight Howard, who returned backed to the court with an impressive 22 points and 14...
From Rudy Gay to DeMarcus Cousins to Pau Gasol, the rumblings of major deals in the NBA are picking up steam as the league approaches the Trade Deadline on Feb. 21.
And one teams owner has become vocal in just how active his team will be over the next five weeks.
"I would say there's a 100 percent chance we'll do something," Dallas Mavericks owner said in an interview...