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Oklahoma City's Desmond Mason (34) grabs a rebound next to Russell Westbrook (0) and Detroit's Rodney Stuckey (3) during the NBA basketball game between the Detroit Pistons and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, January 16, 2009. Oklahoma City won, 89-79. By Nate Billings, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD