Article Photos: OKC Thunder Kevin Durant’s ankle improves 9/24

Oklahoma City's Nenad Krstic (12) and Erick Dampier (25) try for a rebound as Dirk Nowitzki (41) looks on in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, March 2, 2009. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN