• Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard started for the second consecutive time, but only played 14 minutes as the Lakers quickly opted to go small in Game 1 on Wednesday.

    Howard scored just two points while pulling down eight rebounds and producing two assists in his limited minutes. Despite all the talk about Howard's excellent performance in Game 5 vs. the Nuggets, Frank Vogel quickly swapped Anthony Davis to center tonight. It may have been a reaction to the Lakers' rough first quarter, but the move clearly worked well as they went on to blow out the Heat for the rest of the game. Howard should continue to soak up minutes while Davis rests, but it's unlikely he plays a large role in this series going forward.

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