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By Mike Baldwin, Staff Writer, Published: March 28, 2010
Three-game road trip
The Thunder has four games this week. The final game of a four-game homestand tonight has major playoff ramifications, and is followed by a three-game road trip.

Tonight: Portland. They’ve split two meetings, the road team winning both times. The Thunder can clinch the season tiebreaker with a win.

Tuesday: at Philadelphia. The Sixers have been a better road team than home (11-24). Their only home win the last month was against New Jersey.

Wednesday: at Boston. Written off as too old, the Celtics have gone 6-1 the past two weeks, highlighted by wins over Dallas and Denver.

Saturday: at Dallas. The Mavericks reeled off 13 consecutive wins after a loss in the Ford Center but have cooled off the past two weeks.