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NBA playoff picture: Thunder look to gain edge on Spurs; Bulls try to hold on in East

Russell Westbrook, Stephen CurryRussell Westbrook (right) and the Thunder are seeking home-court advantage in the West playoffs. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Here’s what’s at stake for playoff-contending teams Thursday night:

Western Conference

Thunder at Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET): With a victory, the Thunder (57-21) can grab a half-game lead over the Spurs in the race for the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage throughout the West playoffs. Oklahoma City is set to own the tiebreaker over San Antonio because of a better conference record. Meanwhile, a loss for the Warriors (45-33) would bring the seventh-seeded Rockets (44-34) within a half-game of the No. 6 seed.

Eastern Conference

Knicks at Bulls (8 p.m.): The Bulls (42-35), the current No. 5 seed, would fall a half-game behind the Hawks with a loss. The Knicks (51-26) lead the Pacers by 2½ games for the No. 2 seed and could widen that gap with a win. New York has won 13 consecutive games.
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