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Signs Vintage Dwight Howard Is Back for LA Lakers
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard is back. And for the Los Angeles Lakers, he's finally arrived.

Los Angeles' Howard experiment has been touch and go all season. His back was visually impeding his mobility, and a torn labrum left him a shell of what he was with the Orlando Magic.

Until now.

Per NBA.com, Howard is in the midst of a monster stretch that has seen him average over 20 points, 16 rebounds, four blocks and two steals over the last three game:

Not bad considering Howard was only recently claiming he still had a ways to go before he regained his Superman-like form. If he's doing this and still has even a slight ways to go, the Lakers aren't a team I'd want to face in the first round of the playoffs.

Speaking of which, the Lakers find themselves within the postseason bubble. Now two games over .500, they hold a half-game lead over the Utah Jazz for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

That is good news for Los Angeles, bad news for the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs and a testament to how Howard's arduous trek back to form has paid off.

 

*All stats used in this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference, Synergy Sports and 82Games.com unless otherwise noted.

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