2. Oklahoma City Thunder

Record: 34 - 11
Last Week's Rank: 2
Last Week's Results: L vs. Houston 103-104, (Tue); W @ Denver 103-90, (Thu); L vs. San Antonio 105-114, (Fri); W vs. Portland 111-95, (Sun)
This Week: @ Utah, Tuesday (3/20); vs. LA Clippers, Wednesday (3/21); vs. Minnesota, Friday (3/23); vs. Miami, Sunday (3/25)

Are the Thunder mortal at home after all? They dropped two of four last week — a one-point loss to the seemingly innocuous Rockets, and a come-from-behind loss to the Spurs where they were down by as much as 27 before pulling within two and finally losing by nine. The true test could come this week, as they host the Heat on Friday. They're still the favorites to emerge as the one-seed in the West, but the Spurs have earned some renewed hope. —Russ Bengtson