What to make of Western Conf.?

A week after the now-infamous Matt Barnes-Serge Ibaka scuffle and aftermath, the Oklahoma City Thunder exacted revenge against the Los Angeles Clippers. Thanks to Kevin Durant's 28 points and Ibaka's 17 (on 8-of-10 shooting), OKC beat the Chris Paul-led Clippers 105-91. This leaves the Clippers (8-5) closer to the ninth spot in the Western Conference than the first, while keeping the Thunder (8-3) in third, two games back of the soaring San Antonio Spurs. In second? The surprising Portland Trail Blazers (10-2). What do we make of the early developments out West?

What do you make of the Clippers being only 8-5 through 13 games?

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  • How many playoff series will the Clippers win this postseason?

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  • How far will the Thunder go this season?

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  • Will Kevin Durant win the MVP award this season?

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  • Where will Chris Paul land among the best point guards ever when he retires?

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  • How will the Blazers fare this season?

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  • Which Western Conference team outside playoff position is most likely to qualify?

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  • Which team currently in playoff position is most likely to miss?

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  • Which team will win the Western Conference?

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