The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs last night to jump to fifth in the Western Conference Playoff race. For the Thunder, they have to keep up their winning ways as they’re sitting on the backside of a lot of head-to-head match ups.
Here’s how the tie-breakers work right now for the Thunder
Portland: The Trail Blazers leads the regular season series 3-0 (one game remaining on March 25).
San Antonio: Oklahoma City leads the regular season series 2-1 (one game remaining on March 29)
Minnesota: The Timberwolves have won the regular season series 3-1.
New Orleans: The Pelicans have won the regular season series 2-0 (one game remaining on April 1).
Denver: The Nuggets lead the regular season series 2-1 (one game remaining on March 30).
L.A.: Oklahoma City leads the regular season series 2-0 (one game remaining on March 16).
Utah: Oklahoma City has won the regular season series 3-1.
Here’s the current standings after Minnesota’s win over Golden State on Sunday afternoon:
Here’s Oklahoma City’s upcoming weekly schedule
Monday (3/12): vs. Sacramento (21-45)
Tuesday (3/13): vs. Atlanta (20-47)
Friday (3/16: vs. LA Clippers (36-29)
Here’s what’s coming up this week for all the teams that impact the Thunder.
Monday (3/12): vs. Miami (36-31)
Thursday (3/15): vs. Cleveland (38-27)
Saturday (3/17) vs. Detroit (30-36)
New Orleans (L1)
Sunday (3/11): vs. Utah (36-30)
Tuesday (3/13): vs. Charlotte (29-38)
Thursday (3/15): at San Antonio (37-29)
Saturday (3/17): vs. Houston (51-14)
Tuesday (3/13): at Washington (38-29)
Saturday (3/17): at San Antonio (37-29)
San Antonio (L2)
Monday (3/12): at Houston (51-14)
Tuesday (3/13): vs. Orlando (20-47)
Thursday (3/15): vs. New Orleans (38-17)
Saturday (3/17): vs. Minnesota (38-29)
L.A. Clippers (W2)
Tuesday (3/13): at Chicago (22-43)
Thursday (3/15): at Houston (51-14)
Friday (3/16): at Oklahoma City (39-29)
Sunday (3/11): vs. Sacramento (21-45)
Tuesday (3/13): at Lakers (29-36)
Thursday (3/15) vs. Detroit (30-36)
Saturday (3/17): at Memphis (18-48)
Sunday (3/11): at New Orleans (38-27)
Tuesday (3/13) vs. Detroit (30-36)
Thursday (3/15): Phoenix (19-49
Saturday (3/17): vs. Sacramento (21-45)
|Record||Conference Playoff Spots||No
- ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
- X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
- numeric indicates the number of consecutive upcoming games that must be won to guarantee winning this spot
- “DNCD” indicates the team Does Not Control its Destiny for this playoff spot and thus, even after winning all remaining games, needs help from other teams to win
- * denotes first round home field advantage in the playoffs