Dwight Howard injury: Lakers center probable for Denver

Harry How

The Lakers' Dwight Howard and Jordan Hill shouldn't miss any time after suffering minor injuries during Friday's game against the Clippers.

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered two health scares during Friday night's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, but it doesn't seem like the injuries suffered by Dwight Howard and Jordan Hill will keep them out of the Lakers' next game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, as they are listed as probable to play.

Howard suffered a minor shoulder strain in the fourth quarter of Friday's game while Hill rolled his ankle in the same quarter. Howard didn't practice on Saturday and Hill didn't play in the closing of the Clippers' game but would have been able to do so if called upon.

Howard is averaging 17.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks on 56.4 percent shooting in his first season in L.A. Hill is averaging 6.5 points, 5.8 rebounds on 50.0 percent shooting as the primary big man coming off the bench.

The Lakers are 15-17 coming into Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

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