Article Photos: Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder will not use long road trip as an excuse for mediocrity 2/2

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9), of the Republic of Congo, and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) reach for a rebound during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 105-96. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) ORG XMIT: LAS201