The Thunder and San Antonio Spurs are battling for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference and the home-court advantage that goes with it.
The Spurs will be busy up to the very end, while OKC has a good rhythm with its remaining contests while finishing the season one day earlier and getting an extra day of rest for the playoffs.
OKC's remaining schedule (4 home; 6 away):
April 9 — at Milwaukee: Lone meeting of the year against Bucks. OKC's chances of winning: 60 percent.
11 — Los Angeles Clippers: Clippers trying to keep home court in first round. OKC's chances: 70 percent.
13 — Sacramento: This will be the first of three meetings in an 11-day span. OKC's chances: 85 percent.
14 — at Minnesota: Five-game road trip begins with back end of back-to-back. OKC's chances: 60 percent.
16 — at LA Clippers: Second meeting in five days and it figures to be intense. OKC's chances: 40 percent.
18 — at Phoenix: Playing every other day is a helpful rhythm on the road. OKC's chances: 60 percent.
20 — at Sacramento: Thunder will be out to avenge Feb. 9 loss in Sacramento. OKC's chances: 65 percent.
22 — at LA Lakers: OKC dominated Lakers both times this year. Will it be three? OKC's chances: 55 percent.
24 — Sacramento: Back home for a final back-to-back. Thunder should be focused. OKC's chances: 95 percent.
25 — Denver: Even if seeding is set, Thunder won't pass up chance to beat Nuggets. OKC's chances: 80 percent.
San Antonio's remaining schedule (6 home; 6 away):
April 9 — at Utah: The Jazz is battling for the final playoff spot. Spurs' chances of winning: 55 percent.
11 — LA Lakers: This will be the first of three meetings in a nine-day span. Spurs' chances: 70 percent.
12 — Memphis: Grizzlies showed San Antonio last year that they're no fluke. Spurs' chances: 60 percent.
14 — Phoenix: Suns vying for a playoff spot, but it depends on Nash's health. Spurs' chances: 80 percent.
16 — at Golden State: Beginning of a back-to-back-to-back, and all on the road. Spurs' chances: 60 percent.
17 — at LA Lakers: You again? The seventh game in 10 days for San Antonio. Spurs' chances: 35 percent.
18 — at Sacramento: Almost a certainty Duncan, Ginobili and Parker will rest. Spurs' chances: 50 percent.
20 — LA Lakers: Enough, already. The Yankees and Red Sox don't play this often. Spurs' chances: 65 percent.
22 — Cleveland: After an off day, this is no time to choke against Cavs. Ask OKC. Spurs' chances: 85 percent.
23 — Portland: Trail Blazers will be eliminated and San Antonio's last home game. Spurs' chances: 80 percent.
25 — at Phoenix: A lot will depend on the circumstances for these last two games. Spurs' chances: 60 percent
26 — at Golden State: If its seeding is set, doubtful San Antonio starters will play. Spurs' chances: 50 percent.