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|Blazers Lock up 6th Spot in the West With Win
|PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers locked up the sixth seed in the Western Conference with a 102-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
The Blazers, who won their third straight, will have to wait until the regular season's final games Wednesday night to learn their opponent for the first round of the playoffs.
Memphis, which played without starters Zach Randolph and Tony Allen, was still jockeying for seeding. The Grizzlies and New Orleans are wrestling between the final two spots with just one game to play apiece.
The Grizzlies visit the Clippers while the Hornets are at Dallas on Wednesday night. Portland wraps up the regular season at Golden State.
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