Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Northwest Division103.3 (3rd)101.6 (3rd)
Western Conference9th4th

No. 6 Portland waits for playoff foe

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The Trail Blazers go into the final day of the regular season locked into the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture.

The remaining question: Who will be the West's third seed and the Blazers' first-round playoff opponent?

Dallas, Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Lakers remained candidates after Tuesday's penultimate round of regular-season NBA games, including Portland's victory over Memphis at the Rose Garden.

The Blazers weren't concerning themselves with anything other than clinching the No. 6 spot.

"It's a great accomplishment for this team and all (the players) had to go through -- different guys having to fill in and make adjustments because of all our injuries," Portland coach Nate McMillan said. "Guys stepped in and played good basketball and gave us an opportunity to play in the postseason. Now we're there. The next goal is to get out of the first round."

With the midseason addition of forward Gerald Wallace, Portland should be a formidable first-round challenge for whoever the opponent.

"I feel more excited than last year going into the playoffs," Portland center Marcus Camby said. "The acquisition of Gerald brings us versatility and depth. We can rely on the bench a whole lot more and won't have to have guys playing heavy minutes."

TRAIL BLAZERS 102, GRIZZLIES 89: The Grizzlies rested regulars Zach Randolph and Tony Allen, and the Blazers took advantage of their absence. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points in 29 minutes, while Rudy Fernandez and Nicolas Batum added 18 and 16 off the bench, respectively.

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2017-18 Team Leaders
PPGDamian Lillard, PG26.6
RPGJusuf Nurkic, C7.8
APGDamian Lillard, PG6.2
FG%Jusuf Nurkic, C45.5
FT%Damian Lillard, PG92.7
3P%Al-Farouq Aminu, PF46.4
BLOCKSJusuf Nurkic, C30
STEALSDamian Lillard, PG27
MPGDamian Lillard, PG37.2
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