Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 4/4/13
Tonight’s game between the Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs is essentially a one-game playoff for the top seed in the Western Conference. If the Spurs win, they hold a 2.5 game lead over Oklahoma City with six games to go. If the Thunder win, it’s a half-game lead and OKC holds the tiebreaker (conference record because the season series would be tied 2-2). The Thunder schedule from now until the end of the season is not too bad and they control their own destiny. They’ve never had that top seed, and with that goal in their sights, they’re not going to give it up too easily. “We want to get the best seed possible. We're not going to shy away from that,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “But once you get in the playoffs, anything can happen. Just because you have the 1 or the 2 seed that doesn't necessarily mean you're going to advance. It's always nice to have an extra game, if needed, on your home floor. Especially our floor. It's such an important part of our success with
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