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NBA Power Rankings, Week 16: I Have the Power!

The Thunder offense has gone into the pit of despair in the past two weeks. We know that the team hates losing, yet they keep losing in the same way, by not scoring nearly enough points in the 4th quarter. Can anything reverse this trend in the remaining five games?

From Around the League:

SOURCE RANKING (last) COMMENT
SB Nation 3 (2) The Thunder's playoff pathway currently looks daunting - 1st the champs, then the Clippers or Grizzlies?
ESPN - Hollinger 2 (2) After the Spurs, there are a lot of good teams with very mediocre records in the past month.
ESPN - Stein 2 (2) Always be wary of predictions that come too soon.
NBA.com - Schuhmann 2 (3) Much more worrisome than the OKC defense is the Thunder offense, which suddenly looks as predictable as the Sun rising.
NBA.com - Aldridge n/a (4) n/a
Sports Illustrated 3 (2) Offensive production is down almost 10 points per game as compared to March.
ProBasketballTalk 2 (4) At times the Thunder look like they still have many lessons to learn.
HoopSpeak 3 (2) Harper asks how the Thunder can possibly defend the Lakers. I dunno...maybe the same way they defended them during OKC's first two wins against LA this season?
Hoopsworld 2 (3) Some crucial road games coming up.
Behind the Basket 3 (3) The Grizzlies scare me, but the Lakers do not.
FoxSports 3 (1) OKC coasting when they really shouldn't be.
Covers 3 (3) Thunder are playing their worst basketball right now.
CBS Sports 5 (2) Seems like OKC checked out after the Heat win. Suddenly that was a long time ago.
Bleacher Report 2 (1) OKC responded well after losing 3 in a row.
Black Sports Online 3 (3) Who are the dark horses? Suddenly the Thunder-vanquishing Clippers are in the mix.
SheridanHoops 3 (4) Can Durant catch Kobe Bryant?
Complex 2 (n/a) Durant's MVP candidacy likely over.

Rankings updated when available. If you know of any rankings that we have missed, please let us know!


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