Dwight Howard cleared to play Friday vs. Utah

Dwight Howard tweaked his shoulder Wednesday night — he ran into a Rudy Gay pick and not long after was grabbing the right shoulder, the one he missed three games because it had a torn labrum earlier in the month. Howard did not return to the lineup.

But he will be back and ready to go Friday night, tweets Lakers.com reporter Mike Trudell.

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