Serge Ibaka and the Thunder frontcourt set the stage for Kevin Durant's late-game heroics.
The Thunder feature the best alent in the West and impressed even in defeat, losing to the Mavs in five games
An epic collapse in Game 4 is just part of the championship-building process for the Thunder.
Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City took charge in Game 7, and John Hollinger sees what went right for a franchise that began its OKC tenure 3-29 in 2008-09.
The first five games of San Antonio-Oklahoma City have not gone according to plan.
John Hollinger takes a look at the West playoff picture with one week to go.