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Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) moves to the hoop as Dallas' Ian Mahinmi (28) defends while Dirk Nowitzki (41) looks on during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 5, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman