Article Photos: OKC Thunder Kevin Durant’s ankle improves 20/28

Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Dallas passes the ball away from the defense of Oklahoma City's Malik Rose (9), left, and Damien Wilkins (21) in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, March 2, 2009. The Thunder won 96-87. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN