Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwight Howard made his much anticipated
return to Staples Center on Wednesday night and helped the Houston Rockets to
a 134-108 drubbing of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Howard, who had a tepid 2012-13 campaign in LA while with the Lakers before
signing with the Rockets in the offseason, scored 20 points with 13 rebounds
and three blocks against his former team.
James Harden contributed a 29-point, 11 assist double-double in Houston's
season-high eighth straight win. Chandler Parsons tallied 18 points, Donatas
Motiejunas had 12, and Terrence Jones and Francisco Garcia netted 11 points
While the Rockets are one of the hottest teams in the league, the Lakers are
sputtering on their home floor. Los Angeles had its franchise-record home
losing streak extended to eight games in defeat.
Wesley Johnson paced LA with 24 points and Kendall Marshall deposited 20
points with 16 assists in a losing effort.
Jodie Meeks notched 19 points and Ryan Kelly added 13 for the Lakers, who also
lost their fourth straight game overall.
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