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Oklahoma City's Cole Aldrich (45) and James Harden (13) defend Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (24) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman