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NBA BASKETBALL: Oklahoma City's' Kendrick Perkins (5) dunks the ball in front of Dallas' Brendan Haywood (33) and Lamar Odom (7) during a preseason NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman