(LOS ANGELES) — Dwight Howard returned from a shoulder injury to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 113-93 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak.
Howard scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Lakers’ first win since December 28, a 104-87 decision over the Portland Trailblazers.
“When we play like this, we win, and we win big,” Howard said. “We’ve just got to continue to learn from games like that, and hopefully we can just string together some wins.”
Kobe Bryant added 23 points for the Lakers, (16-21) who are still playing without power forward Pau Gasol. They won the game easily, despite committing 22 turnovers.
Point guard Kyrie Irving paced the Cavaliers, (9-30) with 15 points and seven assists.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com