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.
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:
NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) March 11, 2013
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.
*All stats used in this article were compiled from Basketball-Reference, Synergy Sports and 82Games.com unless otherwise noted.