2. Oklahoma City Thunder

Record: 29 - 8
Last Week's Rank: 2
Last Week's Results: W @ Philadelphia 92-88, (Wed); W @ Orlando 105-102, (Thu); L @ Atlanta 90-97, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Dallas, Monday (3/5); vs. Phoenix, Wednesday (3/7); vs. Cleveland, Friday (3/9); vs. Charlotte, Saturday (3/10)

Well, the Oklahoma City Thunder will easily become the first Western Conference team to hit the 30-win mark this season, either on Monday at home against the Mavs or—well, let's just assume they'll do it Monday. They had what qualifies as a rough week last week, going 2-1 with close wins over the Sixers and Magic and a seven-point loss to the Hawks, only breaking 100 in the comeback win against Orlando. Next week it's all home cooking, against the aforementioned Mavericks along with the Suns, the Cavs and the hapless Bobcats. Poor Bobcats. —Russ Bengtson