OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oklahoma City Thunder continues to insist it doesn’t care about playoff seeding. Well, on Sunday night, the boys showed just how little regard they apparently have for their first-round destination. Against an injury-plagued Golden State team headed nowhere fast, Oklahoma City dropped a 120-117 shootout before 18,940 inside Oracle Arena. And in defeat, the Thunder looked like anything but a playoff-bound bunch. The Thunder blew a 13-point third-quarter lead and watched Golden State execute its high-octane offense to near perfection while struggling with the game’s most fundamental elements. Jeff Green came up empty on a pair of go-ahead free throws with 1:11 remaining. The Thunder then gave up a 19-foot jumper to rookie Stephen Curry. Oklahoma City turned it over off an inbounds play on the next possession. Warriors forward Ronnie Turiaf then sliced his way to the rim for a layup. The Thunder turned it over yet again on the ensuing inbounds play. Curry proceeded to push the Warriors’ lead to 116-111 by splitting a pair of foul shots with 27.7 seconds remaining. The loss dropped the Thunder to the eighth seed, technically tied with Portland and San Antonio, but OKC is down on tiebreakers with both teams. A win tonight at Portland would put the Thunder one game ahead of the Blazers with one left to play for both teams. And the Thunder would win the tiebreaker over Portland based on owning a better division record. A Thunder loss tonight would assure the Blazers at least the No. 7 seed. And if San Antonio wins against Minnesota, the Spurs also clinch at least the seventh seed and automatically drop the Thunder to eighth, assuring a first-round matchup with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. When asked if Sunday’s loss served as a wake-up call, Kevin Durant responded, "You could say that.” "Our fate is in our hands,” Durant said. "We’ve got to finish out strong.” Durant finished with a game-high 40 points, essentially assuring he will win this year’s scoring title. But his potential game-tying 3-pointer from the top of the key hit the back of the rim and bounced away harmlessly as time expired. Text "OKTHUNDER” to 65360 for your chance to win an Authentic Adidas James Harden #13 Jersey. NewsOK OKC Thunder news text alerts sponsored by Totally Tickets.