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Video: Dwight Howard finishes ally-oop for first Lakers bucket

Oct 22, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT

We’ve already told you how Dwight Howard‘s first game as a Laker went. Now we thought we’d bring you a shot of his first bucket.

This is one thing we could see a lot of, the high-low, big-to-big passing from Pau Gasol to Howard. Defenders have to come out and respect Gasol from 18 feet out and Howard is very strong rolling to the basket. The Lakers can utilize that in a lot of different ways.

But they are not all going to be that easy. Not close.


  1. nokoolaidcowboy - Oct 22, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    All that wasted hype…Murky for Sunday…Unsure he will play…blah, blah, blah.

    Just play ball man.

  2. manchestermiracle - Oct 22, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    A typical preseason game. The LAKERS looked good in spots and looked bad in spots. The first half was encouraging, the second not so much. Brown put the starters back in late in trying to salvage a win, but the LAKERS’ final possessions looked like last year’s team: Bryant isolated and jacking up shots that failed to fall.

    Howard looked pretty much recovered from his back surgery, running the court, dunking alley-oops, and blocking shots. He’s still got some rust to shake off but, all-in-all, a good debut.

    For LAKER fans the last play of the 1st half is what should be remembered going into the season: MWP throwing a half-court pass to Gasol who then found Bryant for a long two at the buzzer. A bang-bang play that highlighted one of the strengths of the team.

    Nash got his ankle stomped on due to a poor pass by Bryant in the backcourt. He went to the locker room for treatment, but came back out to play some more. Here’s hoping it’s nothing serious.

    The bench is the weak link by far, although some played well in spots. Ebanks and Meeks hit a few shots, yet the whole bench was again in minus territory point-wise. Jamison played the most minutes (18) of the bench crew, but was held scoreless. How bad was it? Two of the top three scorers on the Kings were reserves. That just ain’t going to cut it. And three of the top four scorers on the Kings are guards, highlighting the lack of defense at that position for the LAKERS.

  3. davidly - Oct 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    This seems like as good a place as any to lay down one of those obscure statistical predictions:
    If the LA manages more assists per game than Bryant’s shot attempts, it’ll go well for them.

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