Recommendation: Howard tweaked his sore shoulder during Wednesday's game, but doctors didn't find any new issues after checking him out, and cleared him to play Thursday. Howard made it through the Lakers' morning shootaround without issue, so expect him to play his standard role Friday night.
Update: Howard (shoulder) will start Friday against Utah, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
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