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EXHIBITION: Houston's Yao Ming (11) looks to pass around Johan Petro (27) of Oklahoma City in the first half during the preseason NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, October 13, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD