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L.A. LAKERS / NBA / OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER BASKETBALL: Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the hoop over Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (24) and Dwight Howard (12) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Oklahoma City won, 114-108. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman