In a dominant display, the Oklahoma City Thunder (57-25) clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference by routing the Dallas Mavericks (50-32) 135-86, as the Mavericks rested Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 15 points in just one half of play, the Thunder capped off a remarkable regular season turnaround. Aaron Wiggins contributed 14 points, while Chet Holmgren added 13 points and nine rebounds.

With a focus on daily improvement, the Thunder have transformed from a 24-win team two seasons ago to the top seed in the West this season, marking their first playoff appearance since 2019-20.

Awaiting the conclusion of the Play-In Tournament, the Thunder will prepare for their first-round opponent as they aim to make a deep postseason run.

Oklahoma City’s relentless offense overwhelmed Dallas, as they amassed a commanding 82-41 halftime lead, setting a season high for points in a half.

With the outcome all but certain, the Thunder cruised through the second half to secure the top seed in emphatic fashion.