The Oklahoma City Thunder welcome the Boston Celtics to town for a 7:00 tipoff on Wednesday night, March 18, and they have a lot to deal with besides just Boston.
The Thunder are once again dealing with a serious injury, as forward Serge Ibaka is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery
It's another in a long line of injuries that has threated to derail OKC's season.
The Thunder enter the game against the Celtics tied for 8th place in the Western Conference standings with the New Orleans Pelicans, with the Pelicans holding the tie-breaker advantage due to winning three of four games against OKC this season.
The top eight teams in each conference qualify for the NBA Playoffs.
Both Russell Westbrook and Anthony Morrow feel the Thunder's reserves have stepped up to play well when needed due to injury.
As for the playoff race, both feel they can't look at the big picture, but are trying to focus on each game as it comes and trying to do their job as best as they can.