Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard to Play Against Spurs

By Joshua Van Horn

Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard will return to the lineup tonight as the Rockets are scheduled to take on the San Antonio Spurs.

Dwight Howard has missed the Rockets’ last three games due to an ankle injury he suffered after running into Ty Lawson a minute into the Rockets’ matchup against Detroit.

Before falling victim to an ankle sprain, Howard had been playing the best basketball of his Rockets’ career. During that span, Howard recorded ten straight double-doubles, including a monster performance against the L.A. Clippers in which he scored 36 points and pulled down 26 boards.

It is no coincidence that Howard’s emergence coincided with the best stretch of basketball the Rockets have played all season. For the Rockets to make a postseason run during the second half of the season Howard and James Harden will both need to be firing on all cylinders.

Dwight Howard will start tonight.

— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) January 27, 2016

Howard’s return tonight will also be the first time him and childhood friend Josh Smith will take the court together this season. Since Smith has made his way back to the Rockets, the Rockets have won three straight.

Look for Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets to push their winning streak to four as they take on the San Antonio Spurs tonight on ESPN.

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