Contrary to popular belief, the season is not over. The Thunder have not been crowned anything. There are still 14 games remaining.
But the past week was pretty darn special. Thing is, the NBA season only moves forward though. Now it’s games against the Grizzlies, Heat (again) and Pacers. There’s work to be done. The Thunder made a pretty loud statement and climbed atop everyone’s power rankings, but the Spurs are still nipping at OKC’s heels and the season still isn’t done. It appears the Thunder are hitting a stride right now and while I’m sure there will be a hiccup or two along the way, we’re seeing what the team is capable of. When they play with energy, focus and effort for a full 48, they’re basically awesome.
There’s still room for improvement and still time to get better though. I keep saying it almost as a reminder to myself but there aren’t any trophy presentations in March or April. It’s about the big picture. Handle business one night at a time and then tackle the postseason when it gets here.
But man, what a week.
Now to the rankings: Keep Reading…