Dwight Howard put together a big performance on Tuesday, scoring 31 points on 14 of 18 shooting and grabbing 16 rebounds, and he believes he is regaining his health after back surgery and a shoulder injury.

"My legs are coming back a little bit, I'm in a little bit better shape and they're finding me in the right spots," Howard said. "I just got to continue to play with energy and effort and, like I said, believe that we can turn this thing around."

The Los Angeles Lakers made a concerted effort to find Howard offensively on Tuesday, and it's clear that this is a trend the team needs to continue to be successful.

"When we play inside out, great things happen," Howard said. "That gets me going and makes it tough on the defense...I think our team is built for that."