The Oklahoma City Thunder have locked up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. The Milwaukee Bucks are headed to the East playoffs, but they couldn't be in a much worse spot.
Oklahoma City will try to close the regular season with a fifth consecutive victory Wednesday night, while the visiting Bucks try to end their longest skid of 2012-13 before a brutal postseason matchup.
Needing a victory over Sacramento on Monday to claim the top spot in the West, the Thunder (60-21) won 104-95 behind 50 combined points from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
The franchise has reached the 60-win plateau for the first time since the Seattle SuperSonics went 61-21 in 1997-98.
"We've never done it here before, so it's new to us,'' Durant said after scoring 29 points. "But it feels good. It shows our progression as a franchise each and every year.''
While it's uncertain who the defending West champs will open the playoffs against - either the Los ...