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Thunder continues to make impressive gains

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Modified: April 18, 2013 at 6:58 am •  Published: April 18, 2013

A victory over Sacramento on Monday night gave the Thunder 60 wins and home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs, which begin this weekend. Sixty-win seasons are rare — it’s happened 68 times in the NBA’s 64-year history. The Thunder and the Boston Celtics of 1956-60 are the only franchises to improve their winning percentages in five straight seasons and have two of those percentages be in the .700s.

Brooks, general manager Sam Presti and indeed the entire organization deserve credit. They’ve transformed Oklahomans from folks who were excited about having an NBA team into rabid fans who will be disappointed by anything short of another Finals trip.

And they’ve done it all in just five years. Kudos, and good luck.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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