Healing Thunder can still make run

This story has been updated with the news of Kevin Durant's return.

The Oklahoma City Thunder got an early Christmas gift after 5-12, as Russell Westbrook returned to the lineup last week, and now Kevin Durant is set to play in tonight's game against the Knicks.

Now, the question for Oklahoma City is whether it's already too late for Durant and Westbrook to lead the team back to the postseason. At 5-12, the Thunder sit 12th in the Western Conference, four and a half games behind the current eighth seed (the 10-6 Phoenix Suns). Can Oklahoma City close the gap?