84°

Topics

Marc Gasol
Former Laker Dwight Howard and Rockets eliminated by Trail Blazers
Former Laker Dwight Howard and Rockets eliminated by Trail Blazers

Former Lakers center Dwight Howard and his Houston Rockets teammates were eliminated from the first round of the playoffs, 99-98, on Friday night when Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard made a three-point shot on an inbounds play at the buzzer. Howard joined the Rockets in the off-season, declining a bigger contract offer to remain with the Lakers. The Rockets (54-28) captured the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference, while the Lakers (27-55) were decimated by injuries the entire season. In Howard's lone season with the Lakers, the team won 45 games but didn't last long in the first round of the playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs after Kobe Bryant went down...

Loading