The Lakers resume play Wednesday night at Staples Center, playing host to Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets.
A Lakers team that has struggled all season with injuries will welcome back Jodie Meeks, who will make his return from a sprained ankle.
Meeks was injured Feb. 4 in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Pau Gasol may join him Wednesday after sitting out since Jan. 31 because of a groin injury.
"It felt pretty good today," Gasol said. "It's my first practice in 2 1/2 weeks. It's a big step forward. We'll see how it feels tomorrow, see how it feels at shoot-around, and make a decision."
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