Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard said on Wednesday that things will be different now, adding that he plans to take more responsibility for the team’s success, according to an ESPNLosAngeles.com report.

“I think this will be the start of a new season for us tonight,” Howard said Wednesday morning, according to the report. “Hopefully our effort and energy is where it needs to be tonight. But, it starts with me. I have to bring it.

“I just think it will be different. Our mentality might be a little bit different.”

– Reported by the Sports Xchange