Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/3/12
LOS ANGELES -- Forget about Dwight Howard's bitter reunion with the Orlando Magic. Arron Afflalo wasn't about to let that circus derail his hometown happiness. The former UCLA Bruin and native Angelino scored a season-high 30 points, and Orlando employed the familiar Hack-A-Dwight strategy to perfection as the Magic shocked the Lakers 113-103 Sunday night at Staples Center. After trailing by as much as seven points midway through the fourth quarter, Orlando went on a 36-19 run to close the game, sending Howard to the free-throw line possession after possession. With the Magic hounding him at every opportunity in the last six minutes, Howard made just seven of 14 free throws down the stretch. Howard, who moved from central Florida to southern California in an offseason trade, had 21 points and 15 rebounds and finished 9-for-21 at the foul line.After the game, he downplayed the sentiment of the contest, despite wearing a scowl during the fourth quarter and in the postgame medi...
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