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Expectations too high for Thunder?

Oklahoma City is on pace for 52 wins. Is that enough? (PER Diem: Feb. 9, 2011)

Updated: February 9, 2011, 2:17 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Jeff Green and James HardenUS PresswireImproved performances by their role players can help the Thunder challenge in the West.

Expectations always frame our viewpoint. The Philadelphia 76ers, for instance, are three games below .500. But because most pundits expected them to be worse, we view their season in a positive light.

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