Since losing two games in a row, the Thunder have been on a tear. They have now won seven games in a row with three more on the docket against some of the weaker teams in the East. If the Thunder can maintain their tight focus, they can put some serious distance between them and the Trail Blazers in the Northwest standings.
From Around the League:
|SB Nation||2 (2)||OKC's defense still iffy, but late-game execution is vastly improved.|
|ESPN - Hollinger||1 (2)||Thunder now tied for the top spot in offensive efficiency, despite being ranked 23rd in team assists.|
|ESPN - Stein||2 (3)||Durant does not have a 30 point game yet in 2012, the horror.|
|NBA.com||2 (4)||When Durant and James Harden are on the floor, the team scores 118 points per 100 possessions.|
|Sports Illustrated||2 (3)||Durant's increase in assists has eliminated a lot of his wayward long-distance shots.|
|ProBasketballTalk||2 (2)||Defensive efficiency is still ranked low (24) but has shown improvement in the last week.|
|HoopSpeak||1 (3)||Thunder ranked #1, Durant making you his son.|
|Hoopsworld||2 (3)||James Harden is thriving in his new role.|
|Behind the Basket||3 (2)||Still not a Westbrook fan, as the Thunder are somehow ranked behind the 76ers.|
|FoxSports||1 (3)||Thunder now beating veteran teams on the road.|
|Covers||2 (3)||Thunder matching the Bulls in wins, but still 4-6 against the spread.|
|CBS Sports||2 (3)||Scott Brooks too has shown improvement this year in drawing up better plays.|
|Bleacher Report||2 (2)||Thunder keeping pace, but still lack the balance of the top team, Chicago.|
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