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Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook takes a shot between Kendrick Perkins (43) and Kevin Garnett (5) of Boston as Rajon Rondo (9) looks on in the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD