The win kept the Thunder in the heated Western Conference playoff race. At 23-6, Oklahoma City is just a game behind the Los Angeles Clippers, who are currently on an 17-game winning streak. The Clippers had two wins against the Utah Jazz this weekend, first beating them 116-114 in a come-from-behind win on Friday and then winning 107-96 on Sunday.
The San Antonio Spurs, who are a half-game behind Oklahoma City at 24-8, also produced two lopsided wins this weekend. On Friday, the Spurs dispatched Houston, 122-116, before they beat the Dallas Mavericks, 111-86, on Sunday.
At the top of the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat fell twice this weekend. The Heat lost in an upset to the Detroit Pistons, 109-99, on Friday and on Saturday lost, 104-85, to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Eastern Conference's second-place team, the New York Knicks, were also upset on Friday when the Sacramento Kings' James Johnson hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give his team a 106-105 victory.