Nine of the Thunder’s final dozen games are against teams either fighting for a playoff berth or trying to improve playoff positioning.
LA Lakers. Kobe and the Lakers all but have the top seed in the West wrapped up.
at Boston. Defending champions are in danger of falling to the No. 3 seed in the East.
at San Antonio. Spurs trying to hold on to the No. 2 seed in highly competitive West.
Portland. Trail Blazers one of seven West teams that can finish between Nos. 2 and 8.
San Antonio. One of only two teams that plays the Thunder twice the final four weeks.
at Denver. Nuggets are one of seven West teams that can finish between Nos. 2 and 8.
Charlotte. The Bobcats are only one game out in the loss column for the No. 8 seed in the East.
at Milwaukee. Bucks are hanging in contention for final East berth despite many injuries.
at Portland. Besides Spurs, the other team that plays Thunder twice the final three weeks.
The Thunder effect