The Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday by a final score of 114-108. At one point, the Lakers trailed by 19 points but closed the gap with a 33-point fourth quarter.

"We're getting better," said Dwight Howard, who had 23 points and 18 rebounds. "This is not on anybody's timetable but ours and we have to be patient and understand this is a process. Despite the loss, we did a lot of great things in the second half that we haven't been doing for the past couple of games."