HOUSTON, TX (Sporting Alert) — Dwight Howard says he’s feeling much better player in Houston and tonight he will face the Los Angeles Lakers, the team he left last season to join the Rockets.
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Howard never looked settle in his injury plagued lone season in Los Angeles last term and the big man is loving his fresh start.
“There’s no need to talk about what the Lakers could have done,” Howard said. “I made my decision and I’m living with it.
“I’m happy where I’m at, I’m in a great place. Everybody should move forward. It’s over with.”
Howard was a major contributor with a season-best 29 points and 13 rebounds in his team’s 116-101 victory at Portland on Tuesday night and he received high praise from his teammates for his early outings.
“Dwight makes the whole game so much easier for each teammate,” said Harden, who scored 33 points for Houston in the last outing.
“He draws double teams. He’s a great passer. He dominates the post and he can score it. He does everything.”
The Lakers (2-3), still without All-Star Kobe Bryant who is still injured, will be looking to bounce back from 123-104 defeat suffered against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.
The Houston Rockets have won four their five games to the start the season with their only defeat coming against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Los Angeles Lakers, in the meantime, have dropped three of its last four games.