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Oklahoma City's James Harden (13) and Kendrick Perkins (5) 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.  Oklahoma City won 100-85. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman