Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 1/6/13
Dwight Howard took part in the Lakers' morning shoot-around and was expected to play Sunday night against Denver. Howard did not practice Saturday because of a sprained rotator cuff in his right shoulder. He was injured Friday against the Clippers after Caron Butler fouled him. Howard returned to the game following a Lakers timeout. Howard is averaging 17.4 points and 12 rebounds in his first season with the team. The Lakers have a tough schedule this week, starting Sunday against a team ahead of them in the standings and continuing with back-to-back games in Houston and San Antonio on Tuesday and Wednesday. They finish the week with a home game Friday against Oklahoma City. -Mike Bresnahan
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