The 2013 NBA Playoffs are approaching rapidly, as teams jockey for position in hopes of landing a favorable first-round matchup or, for many others, simply extending their season deep into April.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will certainly be in the playoffs and match up favorably against every potential first-round opponent in several facets of the game.
Each one of the teams that seems likely to be in the playoffs is in some way inferior to the Thunder, which is not surprising, given Oklahoma City's success led by superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
We’ll go through the potential edge OKC has over each of the six team listed. The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers have been left off because it is still too early to call who will occupy the No. 8 seed.