Dave McMenamin, ESPN.com
Metta World Peace was hit with a flagrant foul 1 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 98-97 win over the Detroit Pistons for getting tangled up with Brandon Knight, and Knight doesn't believe that punishment was severe enough because he was hit with a fist.
Dwight Howard was again out of the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday because of shoulder pain the All-Star center says hasn't gone away.
BOSTON -- Let's start by insisting that the Celtics aren't better off without their star point guard. So long as they're aspiring to win championships, the Celtics desperately need the talent of Rajon Rondo, who has earned his winning reputation by play…