2. Oklahoma City Thunder

Record: 13 - 3
Last Week's Rank: 2
Last Week's Results: W @ Boston 97-88, (Mon); L @ Washington, 102-105 (Wed); W @ New Jersey, 84-74 (Sat)
This Week: vs Detroit, Monday (1/23); vs. New Orleans, Wednesday (1/25); @Golden State, Friday (1/27)

Well, you win some and you lose some—but you usually don't lose them in Washington to their latest sorry excuse for an NBA team. Yet the then 14-2 Thunder did just that following a win in Boston, before getting back on track and grinding out an 84-74 win in Newark. They also handled some internal biz, giving Russell Westbrook a five-year, $80 million contract extension. Home games against Detroit and New Orleans should—actually, we'll leave those kind of predictions alone. —Russ Bengtson