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Oklahoma City's Eric Maynor (6) tries to pass around Charlotte's Cory Higgins (11) during the preseason NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Charlotte Bobcats at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman