Article Photos: Surging Lakers rout Trail Blazers 104-87 2/4

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, center, splits between the defense of Portland Trail Blazers guard Sasha Pavlovic, left, of Montenegro, and Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)