Lakers' Dwight Howard trying to play through painhttp://www.latimes.com/sports/basketbal ... 1337.story
Basically Howard needs surgery if he wants to have a truly healthy shoulder – but that knocks him out 6 months – so he’s hoping to get it healthy enough to survive the season, rest it over the summer – and just live with it for the rest of his career.
Lakers pull away in fourth quarter for victory over Thunder (105-96)http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 5602.story
I wonder if Kobe will stay on course here – can’t really play any better than he has the last two games, despite lower scoring totals. But that’s an entry to come.
Also – my preview in which I write that I think the Thunder will win:http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 7305.story
This makes it the first time I’ve predicted loss that led to win – I’ve been wrong 7 times this year – all on win-predictions that led to losses.