So...if the Thunder wind up 4th, they will have outperformed their preseason predictions by about 2 seeds higher and about 6 wins. The Rockets, meanwhile, will outperform their predictions by about 5 seeds higher and about 15 wins. "The winning factor", objectively, has already been settled. Harden has already won easily in that regard. Objectivity is not the goal for most media members, though. The goalposts must keep moving. But who am I kidding...two rebounds is much more important that all of that.