MINNEAPOLIS -- Without even knowing it, Dwight Howard was doing a modern-day impression of that famous Rodin statue, resting his chin on his hand as he hunched over in his chair.
He had his back turned to reporters at his locker Wednesday night and was lost in his thinking. Finally he rose, had an ice wrap removed from his right shoulder and showered.
The latest snag in the Lakers' season is the repeated aggravation of a torn labrum in Howard's shoulder. He's already missed three games because of it and left two others early, most recently Wednesday in a 92-86 loss to Phoenix.
The Lakers were leading, 78-73, when Shannon Brown blocked Howard's shot with 6:56 to play. Howard went down on the court for several seconds and never returned, saying he felt numbness "all down my arm and my neck."
Afterward, Howard slowly pulled a gray tank top over his head before talking with reporters. His status for Friday's game against Minnesota is unclear, though he is being medically evaluated T...