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Dirk Nowitzki (41) of Dallas sticks his tongue out at the crowd after making a shot 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