Dwight downplays facing Lakers

Updated: November 7, 2013, 3:28 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

HOUSTON -- Dwight Howard downplayed any talk about his former team as the Houston Rockets prepared to play the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time since Howard left L.A. for Houston in July.

"Our team is on a mission so we can't concern ourselves with one game," Howard said after Thursday's shootaround. "We're trying to accomplish something big and can't be too high or too low in any game. We got to stay even keeled and try to go out there and win."

When a reporter followed up ...

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