The Thunder lost two in a row last week and had us scratching our collective heads. They responded by running off four wins in a row in five days and play again tonight to have a chance at five consecutive wins and the best record in the NBA.
From Around the League:
|SB Nation||2 (n/a)||OKC debuts at #2 after a string of wins in the past week.|
|ESPN - Hollinger||2 (7)||The Thunder make a huge jump in Hollinger's offensive efficiency ratings, but defense is still in the bottom 3rd.|
|ESPN - Stein||3 (3)||OKC won back-to-back-to-back, which puts them in unique company.|
|NBA.com||4 (2)||Thunder drop two spots after losing to the Trail Blazers last week.|
|Sports Illustrated||3 (3)||James Harden is the perfect bench backcourt mate for Reggie Jackson to pair with in order to keep the Thunder rolling.|
|ProBasketballTalk||4 (2)||High expectations for when Kevin Durant heads to Knicks-land.|
|HoopSpeak||3 (n/a)||Thunder are great offensively, but it masks their defensive shortcomings.|
|Hoopsworld||3 (3)||It's Reggie Jackson time.|
|Behind the Basket||2 (2)||Expectation that the loss of Eric Maynor will have a big impact on the Thunder's progress.|
|FoxSports||3 (2)||Thunder are chasing the #1 seed in the playoffs.|
|Covers||5 (2)||Thunder's pre-season hype has left them 2-5 ATS and overvalued.|
|CBS Sports||3 (1)||Thunder have been stockpiling talent, so they should not be set back too badly from the loss of Maynor.|
|WEEI||2 (2)||A big win against the Spurs keeps OKC near the top.|
|Bleacher Report||2 (n/a)||Thunder earn high grades for their performance in three consecutive wins.|
Rankings updated when available. If you know of any rankings that we have missed, please let us know!
Who is your big mover of the week?
Thunder (19 votes)
Blazers (4 votes)
76ers (4 votes)
Hawks (0 votes)
27 total votes