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Russell Westbrook (0) of Oklahoma City passes the ball away from Will Bynum (12) of Detroit in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, December 18, 2009. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD