In this edition of my ongoing dialog with Welcome to Loud City's J.A. Sherman, we forecast the final standings at the tippy-top of the topsy-turvy Western Conference. You can find my initial volley HERE, and, as always, feel free to engage in the comments on both sides of the border!
So what's your take on the recent fluctuations in the standings? Do you expect the Thunder to stay on top? And who, if anyone, scares you in the playoffs?
As I watched the Thunder lead in the West dwindle over these past few weeks, a lead that at one time seemed insurmountable, I was reminded of all of those games earlier in the season that now seem like needless losses. The Kings, Wizards, and Cavaliers all got a W at the end of the night because the Thunder weren't paying enough attention to what was going on, either at that moment or down the road. What could have still been a 2-3 game cushion is for intents and purposes a tie as both the Spurs and Thunder play out the string.