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The Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Bulls 109-106 Monday night. Here are five takeaways from the game: 

Paul sparks win

Chris Paul erupted in the second half. He drained five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to will the Thunder to victory. 

Paul scored 28 of his 30 points in the second half. He finished 9-of-11 and 6-of-8 from three. 

Historic comeback

The Thunder trailed by 26 points in the first half. Monday tied the largest comeback in Thunder history. 

Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers

The Bulls led 50-25 with eight minutes left in the second quarter. By that time, the Bulls had more points off turnovers (26) than the Thunder had points. 

Oklahoma City turned the ball over 26 times compared to 13 by the Bulls. 

LaVine soars

Zach LaVine has long been known as a volume scorer, but he was an efficient scorer Monday night. 

The 24-year-old Bulls guard scored 39 points on 15-of-25 shooting. 

LaVine tied the game 106-106 on a layup with 26 seconds left. He missed a halfcourt heave that would've tied the game at the buzzer. 

Ferguson returns

Terrance Ferguson returned to the starting lineup Monday night after missing the previous five games with right hip soreness. 

Ferguson logged 29 minutes and drew the assignment of defending LaVine. 

Ferguson shot 4-of-7, with all attempts coming from 3-point range. 

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Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) passes around Chicago's Zach LaVine (8) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) passes around Chicago's Zach LaVine (8) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

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[Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) shoots as Chicago's Thaddeus Young (21) defends in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) shoots as Chicago's Thaddeus Young (21) defends in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. 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[Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Chicago's Ryan Arcidiacono (51) passes the ball away from Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) after a Thunder turnover in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6c4dd06475f5def3a74827a01c366e50.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) passes away from Chicago's Thaddeus Young (21) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) passes away from Chicago's Thaddeus Young (21) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) passes away from Chicago's Thaddeus Young (21) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-238062a0c4de3852fc3403396e68bd1f.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Danilo Gallinari (8) takes the ball to the basket against Chicago's Tomas Satoransky (31) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Danilo Gallinari (8) takes the ball to the basket against Chicago's Tomas Satoransky (31) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Danilo Gallinari (8) takes the ball to the basket against Chicago's Tomas Satoransky (31) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4b89850db3460df551a85cbd9791a126.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives against Chicago's Ryan Arcidiacono (51) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives against Chicago's Ryan Arcidiacono (51) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) drives against Chicago's Ryan Arcidiacono (51) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-58e38fffa3fd803d2c3c7e7141acc994.jpg" alt="Photo - Chicago's Zach LaVine (8) dunks the ball next to Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Chicago's Zach LaVine (8) dunks the ball next to Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Chicago's Zach LaVine (8) dunks the ball next to Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-468efa565912108e07789bb2d9aced79.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) takes and makes a three-point shot against Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) takes and makes a three-point shot against Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) takes and makes a three-point shot against Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f16ca9f2d9024d7c0fd53186a2d76399.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) dunks the ball in front of Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. (34) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) dunks the ball in front of Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. (34) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (9) dunks the ball in front of Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. (34) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4f71f597f25ae304474a883d1125ef1a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) defends Chicago's Tomas Satoransky (31) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) defends Chicago's Tomas Satoransky (31) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) defends Chicago's Tomas Satoransky (31) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ea70014ba1bdd40204be13241f28026d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) shoots in front of Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) shoots in front of Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) shoots in front of Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c6a93a2c91a3d786915d26ec6b7b76eb.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) shoots past Chicago's Ryan Arcidiacono (51) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) shoots past Chicago's Ryan Arcidiacono (51) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) shoots past Chicago's Ryan Arcidiacono (51) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-da4c0667e5cf9ed64acc4be0e626d982.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots as Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) defends in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots as Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) defends in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots as Chicago's Lauri Markkanen (24) defends in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a3cef62da42e15ffb5b6a7d2d487e20c.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) chases the ball in front of Chicago's Thaddeus Young (21) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) chases the ball in front of Chicago's Thaddeus Young (21) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) chases the ball in front of Chicago's Thaddeus Young (21) in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6ff0d559b6041a7699257098b7715601.jpg" alt="Photo - Masaki Miyao, 24, from Tokyo, holds a sign that reads &quot;From Japan for Chris Paul&quot; before an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Masaki Miyao, 24, from Tokyo, holds a sign that reads &quot;From Japan for Chris Paul&quot; before an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Masaki Miyao, 24, from Tokyo, holds a sign that reads &quot;From Japan for Chris Paul&quot; before an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3bf8f027c20dcb3756a9b7c324caf833.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) speaks to teammates during a timeout between the third and fourth quarters in an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) speaks to teammates during a timeout between the third and fourth quarters in an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) speaks to teammates during a timeout between the third and fourth quarters in an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f63420685148f1e5b83ff35152578d51.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Terrance Ferguson (23) shoots as Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. (34) defends in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Terrance Ferguson (23) shoots as Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. (34) defends in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Terrance Ferguson (23) shoots as Chicago's Wendell Carter Jr. (34) defends in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-521c37f477c05f761e551081f1f71a0b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) talks to coach Billy Donovan during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) talks to coach Billy Donovan during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Chris Paul (3) talks to coach Billy Donovan during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bbbb50c48142305feca6759bed54836d.jpg" alt="Photo - Coach Billy Donovan walks on the court during a timeout in an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Coach Billy Donovan walks on the court during a timeout in an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Coach Billy Donovan walks on the court during a timeout in an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3de5bae28143f2df7464f020342c008d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) shoots his second free throw with 4.3 seconds left during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) shoots his second free throw with 4.3 seconds left during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) shoots his second free throw with 4.3 seconds left during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-74107f39f5b1a36c39fbd5ce4513adb8.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) passes the ball away from Chicago's Zach LaVine (8) after rebounding his own missed free throw in the final seconds during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] " title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) passes the ball away from Chicago's Zach LaVine (8) after rebounding his own missed free throw in the final seconds during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) passes the ball away from Chicago's Zach LaVine (8) after rebounding his own missed free throw in the final seconds during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago Bulls at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. Oklahoma City won 109-106. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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