Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard sat sullenly in front of his locker Tuesday night and tried to explain what is wrong with the Lakers.  Like how can they one night can beat a team by 17 points and the next fall to the Philadelphia 76ers, 103-99?

“The games we’ve won, blowing teams out, we’ve played a certain way,” Howard said. “The games we’ve lost, we’ve played a different way, so we need to find a balance.”

Finding that equilibrium, however has been difficult for the Lakers this season. They’re up, they’re down. They’re winning, they’re losing. Mostly, however, they seem to be stuck in neutral and the frustration is mounting.

“It is frustrating,” Steve Nash said. “Obviously we haven’t been able to find that understanding. We’ve had it in moments, but overall we’re still looking for our chemistry.”

Both Howard and Nash said the team — and Lakers fans — needs to be patient.

– Reported by Janis Carr of the Orange County Register