Article Photos: OKC Thunder Kevin Durant’s ankle improves 12/24

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) moves to the hoop between Josh Howard (5), left, and Erick Dampier (25) of Dallas as Oklahoma City's Thabo Sefolosha (2) 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