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Dwight Howard sitting out Friday

Updated: February 2, 2013, 12:23 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Lakers star center Dwight Howard will not play in Friday's game against the Timberwolves and will return to Los Angeles to undergo the increasingly popular platelet-rich plasma therapy on his ailing right shoulder, the team announced.

Howard had aggravated the torn labrum in his right shoulder in the Lakers' loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

"Will the shot take all the pain away? That I don't know," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said before the Lakers ...

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