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Thunder playoff standings: Oklahoma City falls flat, holds steady over Suns, Pelicans

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The Thunder had a great chance to make a strong push up the standings, but fell flat in San Antonio and were routed.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were routed by the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, 130-91.

Moving on, here is the good news. OKC remains firmly entrenched in the 8th seed, as both the Suns and Pelicans suffered losses on the night to the Kings and Rockets, respectively.

Here is the bad news. OKC remains firmly entrenched in the 8th seed, as they missed a great opportunity to make up ground on the "We're peaking at the right time!" team from San Antonio. Furthermore, the Clippers, Trail Blazers, and Rockets also won (and Dallas won last night), which means that OKC's climb out of the 8th seed remains a difficult climb with only 10 games remaining.

Looking ahead, the Thunder have two winnable games this weekend, first facing the Jazz and then the Suns.

Standings and stats via NBA.com/stats