Yesterday it was reported that Dwight Howard was unsure whether he'd be physically able to play against the Denver Nuggets as his shoulder was bothering him. Mike Trudell has confirmed that Howard will play tonight, and also provides confirmation Jordan Hill will as well (though Jordan confirmed this on Twitter himself last night)
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Lakers PR confirms that Dwight Howard (shoulder strain) & Jordan Hill (ankle sprain) will play tonight vs. Denver.</p>— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/287999880813768704" data-datetime="2013-01-06T19:11:37+00:00">January 6, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
With both bigs slated to play tonight lets hope both bring the energy necessary to slow down the Denver Nuggets. The last time the two teams met Denver out rebounded the Lakers 48-38 (Kenneth Faried accounting for 15 of them, 9[!] off the offensive glass). Dwight Howard was ejected from their last meeting after committing a flagrant-2 foul against Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hill played only 13 minutes, but the two accounted for 16 rebounds together (9 of them belonging to Hill). Game on.