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Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard had one of those nights on Friday, that strike fear in the other 29 teams in the Association. Howard once again joined the most exclusive fraternity in the NBA; “CLUB 20-20” as he scored 21 points and grabbed 23 boards and helped his club lay waste to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers by a final score of 92-80. Los Angeles limped out of the game to start the contest and Orlando showed no mercy holding a double-digit lead at the end of the first quarter. The Magic were so dominant in the first 24 minutes of play that even with the Lakers outscoring them in the final two quarters; the outcome of the game was never really in doubt.
The final score would have been far more lopsided if not for the efforts of Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant who scored 30 of his team’s 80 points for the night. The fact that the “Black Mamba” did make up most of the Los Angeles offense may not bode well for the club; historically Bryant’s frustration with his teammates ha...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is nowhere near the basketball court these days.
He has been busy preparing for a visit to Brazil starting Sunday in his first official trip as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department.
But the former Lakers center and the NBA's all-time leading scorer still keeps tabs on the Lakers. In particular, Abdul-Jabbar maintains a watchful eye on center...
Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic survived a tough shooting performance for a 92-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
If Orlando center Dwight Howard is eventually traded to the Los Angeles Lakers before season's end, he will be joining a team the Magic continue to dominate at the Amway Center. Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Magic's energy wasn't always great Friday night, but they came alive when it counted in a 92-80 win over the Lakers -- Orlando's sixth victory...
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And the Lakers' road struggles continue. Dwight Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 boards as the Magic cruised to a 92-80 victory to hand L.A. its sixth road loss of the season.
As much as ESPN hyped the head-to-head matchup between Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum before last night’s Magic/Lakers game, you would’ve thought that, you know, Bynum had actually done something to earn space on Dwight’s marquee. But choosing to ignore all the warning signs that this might be the most disappointing big-man “battle” since Emeka [...]
With an league-best 13-3 record, all signs pointing to a deep run in the NBA playoffs and a pleased-as-punch fan base that has long forgotten about the non-acquisition of Dwight Howard, it’s not like the Chicago Bulls need more positivity. Regardless, BallinEurope’s gonna give it to them; as it turns out, their brightest European prospect can play in the clutch as well.
by Nick Wilke / @Njwilke
The Los Angeles Lakers had an abysmal shooting night on Friday against the Magic, and ended their road trip to Florida with a 92-80 loss.
On the other end of the floor, the Magic (11-4) were unstoppable on this night. They executed the inside-out game plan perfectly. It started with feeding the ball to Dwight Howard on every possession. When the Lakers doubled...