Since the All-Star break, the Lakers are 7-2. A resurgent Dwight Howard has been a major part of the Lakers' run. Something clicked for Howard in Houston during All-Star weekend. "I stayed in the hotel and just thought about the first half of the season and what I could do better. How I could be better for our team." said the Lakers center. "I just told myself, 'I'm going to commit myself to being better for the second half of the season."