Dwight Howard Anthony Davis Lakers Nuggets
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The starting lineup of the Los Angeles Lakers for the home game vs the Orlando Magic will include veteran big man Dwight Howard.

Howard will be a starter for a second straight game, as All-Star big man Anthony Davis remains out with a knee injury (soreness). For their part, the Magic will miss a total of five players in the contest, due to injuries.

The Lakers will seek to create some momentum and climb higher in the standings (14-13). On the other hand, Orlando remains next to the bottom of the East, with a 5-22 record.

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