2. Dwight Howard is back
Dwight Howard suffered a knee injury in late January, and he sat out much of the second half of the season. He returned with just weeks left in the season and got limited minutes. Many were questioning whether or not the center could back and immediately gel with the team who had been more or less fine without him.
If anything was an indication as to whether or not he would be a useful member of the team, it has been his performance so far in the playoffs. He has absolutely eaten alive Mavericks center Tyson Chandler, averaging 17.3 points and 14.3 rebounds per game. He had a dominating showcase in Game 2 where he dropped 28 points. He also grabbed 26 rebounds in Game 3, further proving that he is revved and ready to go for the remainder of the playoffs.
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