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Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) looks to pass the ball beside Los Angeles' Metta World Peace (15) 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