Originally written November 05, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers' fantastic foursome finally had its coming out party. However, it came a few games late, and without a quarter of the star-power. With Steve Nash sidelined due to a non-displaced fracture in his left leg, the other half of the Lakers' offseason haul took over. Center Dwight Howard scored 28 points in Los Angeles' 108-79 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night at Staples Center. The Lakers lost their first three games of the season before Sunday's runaway win. The Pistons fell to 0-3. Howard connected on 12 of 14 field-goal attempts -- but only four of nine free throws -- to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks. Howard led five Lakers in double figures, as a balanced effort helped dispose of the Pistons easily. Los Angeles jumped out to a 34-13 lead after the first quarter and never let Detroit back into the game. Metta World Peace added 18 points for the Lakers, and Kobe Bryant contributed 15 in Los Ange...
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