Dwight Howard believes the Los Angeles Lakers should win all eight of their remaining regular season games.

"We need every game," Howard said. "We just got to come out and play with the right intensity, the right effort for 48 minutes and we should win all these games."

Seven of L.A.'s remaining games are at Staples Center, with one of them being a "road" game against the Clippers.

"I think it's great, but at the same time these teams are not going to come in here and lay down," Howard said. "They're going to come out and try to kill us and we have to be ready for that. We have to come out and (give) the first blow and go from there."

The Lakers trail the Utah Jazz by a half-game for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.