Dwight Howard aggravated right shoulder

MEMPHIS — Dwight Howard may want to restart the season over once again.

After vowing a new outlook on taking a large defensive responsibility, Howard will miss the entire second half of the Lakers’ game tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies because of an aggravated right shoulder. He will be reevaluated at some point Thursday when the team returns to Los Angeles.

He asked out of the game with 2:21 left in the second quarter, clutching his right shoulder. He had injured it two separate times and sat for a week two weeks ago to strengthen it.

Howard proved to be a non-factor against Memphis, posting only two points on zero of four shooting and two rebounds.

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