How to beat Oklahoma City Thunder

Good news and bad news for top West contenders (PER Diem: Feb. 20, 2012)

Updated: February 20, 2012, 2:47 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- For good and for bad, Sunday night's overtime win against Denver was the perfect synopsis of the Oklahoma City Thunder. It essentially served as a giant underscore for all the strengths that may propel this team to a championship this season, as well as a few of the shortcomings that may prevent it from getting there.