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Dwight Howard produces strong performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Dwight Howard is one of the NBA's biggest dilemmas. The center possesses the talent to be one of the league's premium players but two bad spells have really put the brakes on his career.

Since his ill-fated spell with the L.A. Lakers, people have been wondering if we will ever see the Dwight of the Orlando Magic return.

Now, it's way too early to jump to conclusions after a preseason outing against an under-strengthed Cleveland Cavaliers, but Howard really put on a show at the Philips Arena as the Hawks moved to 2-1 in their preparations for the new campaign. 

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Playing over 23 minutes for his hometown franchise, Howard had a game-high 26 points off 11-15 from the field, eight rebounds, two blocks, one steal and two assists. 

But the most impressive attribute of the outing was his jump shooting. Scoring away from the basket has never been a strong point of Howard's game, however, he showed the off-season hard work had paid dividends as he scored from outside the paint. 

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

The 30-year-old has been working with a shooting coach since the previous season ended, and if he can add some range to his game then it will completely change the outlook everyone appears to have on the center. 

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