The Complex NBA Power Rankings (Week 17)

2. Oklahoma City Thunder

Record: 44 - 16
Last Week's Rank: 4
Last Week's Results: W @ Milwaukee 109-89, (Mon); L vs. LA Clippers 98-100, (Wed); W vs. Sacramento 115-89, (Fri); W @ Minnesota 115-110, (Sat)
This Week: @ LA Clippers, Monday (4/16); @ Phoenix, Wednesday (4/18); @ Sacramento, Friday (4/20); @ LA Lakers, Sunday (4/22)
Two-point loss to the Clippers aside, it was a more or less perfect week for the Oklahoma City Thunder—they didn't even have to use their AKs. They crushed Milwaukee and Sacramento by 20-plus apiece, and beat the Love-less Timberwolves by a merciful five. The only thing is, with just six games remaining in the season, they're only two games up in the win column on the Spurs for the best record in the West. Lose the best in the West title, and Kevin Durant's slim MVP chances likely drop to none. But they have bigger goals in sight. —Russ Bengtson

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