2. Oklahoma City Thunder

Record: 32 - 9
Last Week's Rank: 2
Last Week's Results: W vs. Dallas 95-91, (Mon); W vs. Phoenix 115-104, (Wed); L vs. Cleveland 90-96, (Fri); W vs. Charlotte 122-95, (Sat)
This Week: vs. Houston, Tuesday (3/13); @ Denver, Thursday (3/15); vs. San Antonio, Friday (3/16); vs. Portland, Sunday (3/18)

A four-point win is a win, and with that margin over the Dallas Mavericks, the Oklahoma City Thunder did indeed become the first (and as of now only) Western Conference team to reach the 30-win plateau. Although for it to be a plateau they would have to stay there, and the Thunder didn't, dropping 115 points on the Suns two nights later. They then suffered a setback (at home, no less) against the surging Cavaliers, before taking out their frustrations on the poor, helpless Bobcats. As long as the Thunder can avoid the injury bug — Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka have yet to miss a game, while James Harden and Kendrick Perkins have just missed one a piece — that No. 1 seed in the West should be all but guaranteed. —Russ Bengtson