With Oklahoma City's loss in Phoenix last night, the door to the #2 seed, which previously seemed closed altogether, has opened slightly. The Clippers are still 2 games behind the Thunder in the loss column, meaning that to do the very unlikely and steal the 2 seed, the Clippers will need 3 things:
- To win out. The Clippers essentially have to go 4-0.
- Beat Oklahoma City on Wednesday. This goes without saying at part of #1, but it's a crucial game as it secures LA's tiebreaker and gives OKC an additional loss.
- Oklahoma City must lose one of their other games. They play in Indiana, against the Pelicans twice, and against the Kings and Pistons.
|1||San Antonio Spurs||60-17||6|
|2||Oklahoma City Thunder||55-21||6|
|3||Los Angeles Clippers||55-23||4|
|5||Portland Trail Blazers||50-28||4|
|6||Golden State Warriors||48-29||5|
Heat: vs Nets, 4:30 PST
Spurs: @ Timberwolves, 5:00 PST
Mavericks: @ Jazz, 6:00 PST
Thunder: @ Kings, 7:30 PST
Rockets: @ Lakers, 7:30 PST