Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/26/13
LOS ANGELES -- After a week of hand wringing, meetings, contemplation, challenges and promises, the Los Angeles Lakers were finally ready to do something fun Friday. Specifically, win a basketball game. And while their 102-84 victory over the Utah Jazz at Staples Center wasn't perfect and it certainly won't erase the misery that's been the first two months of their season, maybe, just maybe it can be a catalyst for a new beginning. That remains to be seen, of course, and with Oklahoma City visiting Los Angeles on Sunday, the Lakers Friday fun night might be short lived. But considering the tumultuous week they just experienced, they'll take what they can get. Namely, a convincing win over a surging opponent on a night in which their star players finally seemed to be on the same page at the same time. And a night off from complaints about a lack of touches and roles and playing time. Dwight Howard, back in the lineup after leaving Wednesday's game in Memphis after aggrava...
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