2. Oklahoma City Thunder

Record: 27 - 7
Last Week's Rank: 2
Last Week's Results: W vs. New Orleans 101-93, (Mon); W vs. Boston 119-104, (Wed); W vs. LA Lakers 100-85, (Thu)
This Week: @ Philadelphia, Wednesday (2/29); @ Orlando, Thursday (3/1); @ Atlanta, Saturday (3/3)

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have slipped down to No. 2 here behind the surging Heat, but the way they're playing, they won't stay No. 2 for long. They spent their time pre-All-Star break winning three straight at home; scoring over 100 points per in each game. Then Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant headed south for the big game, where Westbrook dunked emphatically on the host, and KD dropped a team-high 36 points en route to MVP honors. This week should be fun, as the Thunder hit the road to play three Eastern playoff squads. Well, fun for the Thunder. —Russ Bengtson