The Thunder concluded a brutal road trip by going 3-2 and then 2-0 over the Utah Jazz. The team is quickly realizing that all other teams are setting their sites on OKC and bringing their best. It is a new perch for the Thunder to be sitting, but one that I'm sure they will use to grow and get better.
From Around the League:
|SB Nation||8 (3)||Behold, the lovability rankings. Shockingly, Ziller's Kings top the charts.|
|ESPN - Hollinger||2 (3)||Multiple strong showings last week push the Thunder back up a notch.|
|ESPN - Stein||5 (7)||Thunder respond to Stein's diss by rolling off some impressive wins.|
|NBA.com||3 (3)||Both Westbrook and Durant had game-saving plays last week.|
|Sports Illustrated||3 (3)||Thunder lead the league in turnovers but the damage to their offensive efficiency has been minimal.|
|ProBasketballTalk||3 (4)||I'm honestly not sure what Helin is talking about here. Is he saying that OKC's late game offense is a concern, despite how they performed against Portland & GS, or that it can get better, because of how well they finished against Portland & GS?|
|HoopSpeak||3 (3)||Harper writes poetry, features the Drobber.|
|Behind the Basket||4 (4)||The Spurs hop over the Thunder in the West.|
|FoxSports||3 (3)||Youth is not holding them back.|
|Covers||2 (2)||Thunder bounced back after two brutal losses to the Spurs and Kings.|
|CBS Sports||3 (3)||The NBA has the top 3, and then there's everybody else.|
|Bleacher Report||1 (1)||Despite defensive weaknesses, Thunder still tops.|
Rankings updated when available. If you know of any rankings that we have missed, please let us know!