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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dwight Howard scored 16 points and grabbed 21 rebounds, Kobe Bryant chipped in with 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls 90-81 Sunday.
The Lakers improved to 33-31, the first time this season they have been two games over .500. They also moved one-half game ahead of the Utah Jazz and into sole possession of the No. 8 and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Lakers led almost throughout, only briefly falling behind by two points in the second quarter, and led by as many as 18 in the third period.
Nate Robinson led the Bulls with 19 points, and Joakim Noah had 18 points and 17 rebounds.
Howard made 8 of 14 shots from the floor but missed all five free throws. His 21 rebounds marked the fourth time this season he's grabbed at least 20.
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Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant have clearly had some differences, but Howard claims Kobe makes him a better person and player.
Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni says he will keep Dwight Howard on the court late in games despite the center's struggles at the free throw line.
Since the All-Star break, the Lakers are 7-2. A resurgent Dwight Howard has been a major part of the Lakers' run.
Something clicked for Howard in Houston during All-Star weekend.
"I stayed in the hotel and just thought about the first half of the season and what I could do better. How I could be better for our team." said the Lakers center. "I just told myself...
It's the game that's been circled on every Orlando Magic fans' calendar since the beginning of the season.
Lakers vs. Magic -- 7 p.m. ET -- March 12, 2013.
The return of Dwight Howard.
It won't be a warm reception for the once beloved Magic center, who had called Orlando home for the first eight seasons of his NBA career.
But all the love turned to bitterness...
On Tuesday, Dwight Howard will be playing his first game in Orlando since being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers over the summer. Orlando hip-hop station Power 95.3 FM decided to welcome Howard back by placing some billboards around the city that poke fun at the team’s former franchise player.
As you can see in the photo above, the billboard has a countdown going “’til Dwight...
Orlando is gearing up for the return…and departure of former Magic player, Dwight Howard, next week. Hip-hop station, Power 95.3, is celebrating ‘Daryl’ Howard’s return to Orlando by counting down the time until he leaves again. Dubbing it “We’ll Never Forget You Daryl Weekend”, the local station bought 3 “Till Dwight Leaves Us Again” billboards. From now until...
Kobe Bryant has some advice for Dwight Howard before he walks into the presumably unappreciative confines of Amway Arena.
After all, it could be an emotional return for Howard when the Lakers play Tuesday in Orlando.
"Emotional? Man, I'll talk to him," a plainly unemotional Bryant said Sunday. "Just go out there and bust their rear. Show them what they're...
The countdown has begun.
Who's seen our "Dwight countdown clock" billboards around the city yet? twitter.com/Power953/statu…
— Power 95.3 (@Power953) March 8, 2013
No really, it has begun with Power 95.3 FM purchasing several electronic billboards counting down the days, hours and minutes until the Magic take on the Lakers at Amway Center. That would...
I would hope that Dwight Howard is starting to figure things out, but because he talks so much and contradict himself so often, you have to wonder.
Dwight spoke to the media again and said that it took him half the season, but he understands now what Kobe was saying about keeping the clown act in Orlando.
“It’s going to make me a better man and a better player from watching Kobe...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The number 12 is no longer sacred in Orlando.
The man who used to wear it, Los Angeles Lakers' center Dwight Howard, also once shouldered the Magic's hopes of attaining an elusive first NBA championship.
But after eight years of chasing it, and taking Orlando through one of the most turbulent seasons in its history last year, the man who called himself...
When fans look at the players on the floor tonight, only one will matter.
Yes, tonight is all about Dwight Howard. Fans will finally get to see the All Star center who jilted them in a most embarrasing and mismanaged fashion. It has left an adoring fan base with a stomach full of hatred ready to be hurled out onto the court once the ball tips and before.
Howard has been preparing...
Kobe and Dwight’s interactions reminds me of when a new recruit goes into the Army and has a drill sergeant, who has been in the military for 17 years and has no time for new recruits who like to clown around.
While Dwight is telling everyone who will listen, how much he loves Orlando and apologizing to the fans, Kobe thinks he should handle things a different way.
I'm sure Dwight will handle this with class right?