The Oklahoma City Thunder, almost given up for dead at the beginning of the season because of all the changes, finished December with the best record in the NBA's Western Conference at 11-4.
The Thunder's thrilling 106-101 win over Dallas on New Year's Eve was their third straight and seventh in the last eight games. They're now 18-15, three games above .500 for the first time this season.
They begin a four-game road trip tonight in San Antonio where the Spurs are finally starting to get their act together. San Antonio lost eight straight during a stretch in November and the Spurs come into tonight's game with a 14-18 record good enough for eighth place in the West, 3.5 games behind OKC.
Tipoff set for 7:30 and you can see the game on Fox Sports Oklahoma.