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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is out for Sunday's game against the host Detroit Pistons because if his sore right shoulder. Howard also missed Friday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He went back to Los Angeles to receive platelet-rich plasma treatments but returned to the team Sunday. The injury also caused him to miss three games last month. Howard said he is still sore. The Lakers hope he can play sometime this week.
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Lakers center Dwight Howard is expected to play Sunday against Detroit after making a quick trip to Los Angeles for a minor shoulder procedure.
"He's going to give it a go," said a person familiar with the situation.
Howard missed the Lakers' 111-100 victory Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night so he could return home...
Dwight Howard will not play Tuesday night against Brooklyn, sitting out a third consecutive game and sixth overall because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
"I'm not in any rush. I don't want to reinjure it," Howard said.
Howard did not take part in the team's morning shoot-around. The Lakers' next game after the Nets matchup is Thursday at Boston...
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said the team is "very" happy with coach Mike D'Antoni and does not plan to make any trades. The Lakers are 22-26 and 11 1/2 games back in the Pacific Division but coming off a 98-97 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. "We're very happy with Mike D'Antoni," Kupchak told Newsday on Sunday. "...
The Lakers plan on attempting to reach the playoffs without trading away any of their core players, including Dwight Howard.
Dwight Howard wants to avoid anything resembling a repeat of his departure from the Magic last year.
Dwight Howard won't be in the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup on Friday.
D12 aggravated his right shoulder injury in Wednesday's loss to the Phoenix Suns. Howard is "day-to-day," Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported. The same injury kept Howard out of three games in January.
Earl Clark and Pau Gasol should be strong plays with Howard out.
Dwight Howard has now missed two straight games after aggravating the injury on Wednesday.
Dwight Howard had been linked to a trade to the Nets over his final season with the Magic.
It has been discussed ad nauseum that things aren’t working in Los Angeles for the Lakers this season. And Steve Nash has gone as far as to say that things probably won’t get much better in LA this season.
Lost in the Lakers struggles is the fact that Pau Gasol seems to be the odd man out in this new regime of the team. While Kobe, Nash, and Howard have logged many minutes in...
Photo courtesy of Ezra Shaw, Getty ImagesWell thank goodness for that 29-point lead! Otherwise, who knows how this game would have ended for the Lakers.Coming off a should’ve-won loss in Phoenix, the Lakers arrived in Minnesota still without a road win in 2013 and without Dwight Howard. Howard, who re-aggravated his shoulder injury against Suns, flew back to Los Angeles to be treated...
We showed you the video yesterday of the punch Metta World Peace threw at Brandon Knight. If you missed it: Now it appears the league has taken their stance. League suspends Metta World Peace one game for uppercut to Brandon Knight. He is out vs. Nets, as is Dwight Howard (shoulder). – @basketballtalk
It was a short accurate punch.
Mayweather would have been proud, but since Brandon Knight cried to the NBA, the artist formerly known as Ron Artest was suspended.
League suspends Metta World Peace one game for uppercut to Brandon Knight. He is out vs. Nets, as is Dwight Howard (shoulder).
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) February 5, 2013