Superman returns home

Superman ( Dwight Howard) returned home to Orlando last night as the Lakers took on the Magic and he put on a show!  One would hardly call the fan’s welcome home to Howard as warm, instead full of boos and jeering gestures and signs.  I think Dwight got the last laugh!  Not only did the surging Lakers defeat Orlando on the road last night, 106 – 97, but Howard scored 39 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.  He went to the free throw line 39 times (a career record) and made 25 of them!  The Magic’s “hack a Howard” tactic certainly backfired and Dwight was up to the task at the free throw line last evening.  Pick and roll was on full display from Nash to Howard as well.  Kobe Bryant finished with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists.

The Lakers are now 1/2 game ahead of Utah in the “sought after” 8th playoff spot.  They travel to Atlanta tonight to take on the Hawks who got thumped by Lebron and Miami last night.


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