Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Orlando Magic didn't seem to miss their
former All-Star center on Sunday night.
In Dwight Howard's first game against his former club, Arron Afflalo stole the
show by netting a team-high 30 points, as the Orlando Magic upended the Los
Angeles Lakers, 113-103, at Staples Center.
Jameer Nelson returned to the lineup after a one-game absence and registered a
double-double with 19 points and 13 assists. Glen Davis chipped in 23 points
and 12 rebounds, and Nikola Vucevic donated 17 points and 12 boards for the
Magic, who snapped a three-game skid.
Kobe Bryant paced the Lakers with 34 points, seven rebounds and five assists
in the setback, Los Angeles' fourth in its last six games.
Howard, who spent his first eight seasons in Orlando before landing in Los
Angeles in a blockbuster four-team deal, tallied 21 points and 15 rebounds on
Sunday, but his woeful 9-for-21 free-throw shooting plagued his new team late.
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