Thunder learn lessons in defeat

Oklahoma City has lots of room for improvement (PER Diem: April 5, 2012)

Updated: April 5, 2012, 4:13 PM ET
By John Hollinger |

It was the basketball version of a perfect storm: the most anticipated matchup of the season managing somehow, some way to live up to the hype and then some. Heat-Thunder was the best game of this regular season; so good, in fact, that a heated Lakers-Clippers battle that followed was reduced to agate treatment.