The Thunder’s magic numbers did not change Tuesday night since none of the teams on the list played. Tonight, OKC hosts Houston, the Spurs host the Lakers, the Grizzlies play at Golden State and the Hornets host Cleveland.
To clinch a playoff berth, the Thunder must reduce at least three teams’ magic numbers to zero. Every time the Thunder wins reduces the magic number of every team on the list by one. When a specific team loses that team’s magic number also is reduced by one. →2 New Orleans →8 Memphis →8 Houston →12 Portland →14 San Antonio →15 Phoenix →15 Utah