The Oklahoma City Thunder came as close to winning a championship as a team can get. Ultimately, they fell short against the Miami Heat in a five-game series. But the Thunder shouldn't be upset with the result. Entering the 2012-13 season, the Thunder have a championship-caliber team. From All-Everything player Kevin Durant to Russell Westbrook and even James Harden, OKC is a team full of stars.
The Thunder will easily have a winning season in 2012-13, but it is going to take a lot of work to get back to the Finals. The Western Conference has only gotten stronger, and there many teams ready to take OKC's spot.
For the Thunder to win the championship in the 2012-13 season, they are going to have to be on top of their game. There are three keys to bringing the Larry O'Brien trophy to Oklahoma City.