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Dwight Howard scores 39 in return to Orlando

Dwight Howard did not receive a hero's welcome back from the Magic fans. But he did score 39 points and grab 16 rebounds to power his Lakers past the Magic.

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Howard dominates Magic, C's blown out by Bobcats

Dwight Howard dominated in his first game back in Orlando, putting up 39 points and 16 rebounds while also tying his record for most free throws attempted in a game. Meanwhile, the Celtics were blown out by the Bobcats and the Heat won their 19th straight game.

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How badly was Howard hurting to begin the season?

As the Lakers' superstar sat down with Kevin Frazier in a taped interview, he revealed that he didn't start the season anywhere close to full health.

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Howard dominates in return to Orlando

The Lakers big man followed Kobe Bryant's advice and took over the game in his return to Central Florida.

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Dwight gets swatted by a man in his old jersey

Harris swats Dwight in a No. 12 jersey! The poetry!

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Welcome back, Dwight! Love, Magic fans.

The Orlando crowd got creative to welcome home their old buddy Dwight Howard.

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How Orlando forgets about Dwight on the cheap

The Orlando Magic fans don't have much to cheer for, but they can certainly express some bitterness toward former center Dwight Howard without spending much money.

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No video tribute for Dwight

On the morning of his return to Orlando, Dwight Howard expressed his desire to move on from his Magic tenure and departure. The Magic apparently agree.

On the one hand, a video tribute probably would have looked weird given the circumstances. On the other hand, Howard did have eight largely-successful years in Orlando, and a video tribute is customary for a returning star. Clearly, this return is different.

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Dwight Howard isn't a bad guy, Jameer Nelson says

Orlando guard Jameer Nelson said he isn't looking for an apology from his former Magic teammate.

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Dwight on return: 'Today is a new day'

Dwight Howard discussed his return to Orlando as the Los Angeles Lakers get ready to face the Magic.

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A predictable Dwight zinger

One Orlando radio station had fun at Dwight Howard's expense.

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Previewing Dwight's return

For the first time all season, Dwight Howard will play a game in Orlando. The L.A. big man returns amid more controversy due to recent comments about his former teammates.

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Howard told teammates about Nets trade in 2012

J.J. Redick told one reporter that Dwight Howard was open with his teammates about his desire to be traded to New Jersey last year.

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Dwight apologizes to Orlando

The Lakers center apologized to Orlando for how he handled his situation last season in an exclusive interview with USA Today's Sam Amick.

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Dwight Howard offered support by Stan Van Gundy

Stan Van Gundy apparently isn't one to hold grudges as he reached out Dwight Howard Thursday to offer him his public support.

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Dwight's mad at the media again

Dwight Howard had one of his best games of the year Wednesday, but he still managed to end the night in the middle of a media controversy.

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Magic's Jameer Nelson calls out Dwight Howard

Point guard Jameer Nelson addressed former teammate Dwight Howard's touchy comments about the Orlando Magic.

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Dwight talks Kobe, free agency, ex-teammate

Dwight Howard said some interesting things about Kobe Bryant in an interview, including that "nobody wanted" his old Magic teammates.

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