3. Oklahoma City Thunder

Record: 18 - 5
Last Week's Rank: 1
Last Week's Results: L @ LA Clippers 112-100, (Mon); W @ Dallas 95-86, (Wed); W vs. Memphis 101-94, (Fri); L @ San Antonio 107-96, (Sat)
This Week: @ Portland, Monday (2/6); @ Golden State, Tuesday (2/7); @ Sacramento, Thursday (2/9); @ Utah, Friday (2/10)

It's a good thing that the Oklahoma City Thunder have a little bit of a cushion as the best team in the West (three games up on the Clippers and Spurs as of Monday), because they needed it this week. They went a decidedly un-Thunder .500, losing in Los Angeles to the Clippers and in San Antonio to the Spurs, bracketing wins over the Mavs and the Grizzlies. And it don't slow down—four more games next week, all on the road. And while Durant and Westbrook remain quite the potent 1-2 punch, the fact that they were a -22 and -26 respectively in San Antonio means they both still have some work to do if they expect to stay atop the West.—Russ Bengtson