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Welcome to the Lakers Tweetbag, where we compile a handful of the most interesting tweets from the Lakers beat writers throughout the Twittersphere. This is a prime cut from the people who follow the in's and out's of the purple and gold for a living. Enjoy the tweets, the create-a-caption, the goodies, and a wrap-up of all the writing here at Silver Screen & Roll after every game.

Lakers Tweetbag #30

The Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dwight Howard with a pretty good revenge game. Not on the Orlando Magic, but on the Hack-A-Howard strategy</p>&mdash; Silver Screen &amp; Roll (@LakersBlog_SSR) <a href="https://twitter.com/LakersBlog_SSR/status/311649942785622016">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Orlando center Nik Vucevic: "He looked like the Dwight that dominated the league the past few seasons."</p>&mdash; KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/311670511165927424">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe said much of Lakers' turnaround starts with Dwight: "Him just buying in to what we need him to do -- him excelling at it."</p>&mdash; KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/311666769687363584">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe Bryant's message to Dwight before ORL: "Just come out here and kill them." Dwight says he doesn't remember Kobe saying that</p>&mdash; Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/311668392425828352">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kobe on Dwight's big free throw night in an environment like Orlando: "For him to be able to make those here, he can make them anywhere"</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/311673347937284096">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Howard gloating to fans sitting behind the basket. Metta indicated to him to sit down</p>&mdash; Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/311651617692848128">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dwight said today is part of him maturing "as a player and as a person -- and I'm happy."</p>&mdash; KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) <a href="https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/311663802720591872">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LAL have thought all season that if Howard could get healthy &amp; right, they can still be the team they thought they could be.</p>&mdash; Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) <a href="https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/311663963790249984">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dwight Howard whatever you did before the game, keep doing it!</p>&mdash; Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) <a href="https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/311664140571791360">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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The Caption

Previous Winner: jXn (Image HERE)

Kobe slips and falls near the 3 point line.

Dwight: "Think he’ll know?"
Pau: "Smile while you can."

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© Douglas Jones | 12 Mar 2013

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