As we approach the final stretch of the regular season, the playoff picture is becoming clearer and the Oklahoma City Thunder are preparing themselves for the wide array of talent that they may encounter in the postseason.
The Western Conference is full of quality teams and no squad will go down easily. The Thunder have defeated and been defeated by every other current playoff team making even possibly the best team in the conference susceptible to being upset.
With a mixture of youth and veteran talent across the board, each roster is a little different and brings its own challenges to a possible seven-game series. There are sage old teams like the San Antonio Spurs and also young, spry teams vying for its first taste of playoff success like the Los Angeles Clippers.
Though there are lots of areas that OKC struggles with against these possible opponents, a team like the Thunder doesn't get to where they are in the standings without having a plethora of advantages over them as well.