Dwight Howard will play against Nuggets

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will play against the Denver Nuggets after suffering a minor right shoulder strain Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, according to the Lakers' coach.

"He's fine. He's good. That's Superman in there," Mike D'Antoni said during his pregame remarks to the media Sunday.

Howard was able to participate in Sunday's shootaround and wore kinesiology tape on his shoulder in the locker room before the game.

The Lakers are describing Howard's injury as a "stinger." He was able to finish the game against the Clippers after sustaining the injury in the third quarter.

Jordan Hill, who suffered a sprained right ankle in the Clippers game, also is available to play Sunday.