Howard was injured in the second half of the Lakers’ 107-102 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday when he got his arms tangled up with Caron Butler. He played through the injury in Sunday’s 112-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets and tied a career high with 26 rebounds and added 14 points and four blocks in 41 minutes of playing time despite the pain. But he had his shoulder wrapped heavily in ice after the game.
“That was a pretty good effort,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said of Howard on Monday. “I told him he’d have about 40 (rebounds) if he had both arms.”