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Oklahoma City's DeAndre Liggins (25) dunks in front of Charlotte's Gerald Henderson (9) 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