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Trail Blazers defeat Thunder 120-115, clinch playoff berth

If there was an award for the NBA's most overachieving team, the Portland Trail Blazers would be heavily favored this year.

Picked by preseason pundits to finish near the bottom of the NBA standings because of drastic offseason roster turnover, Portland instead became a playoff team. The Blazers clinched a postseason berth Wednesday night with a 120-115 win over short-handed Oklahoma City.

Al-Farouq Aminu scored 27 points and C.J. McCollum 26 as six Blazers scored in double figures.

Portland (43-37) won for the sixth time in seven games and became the first team in NBA history to earn a playoff berth while returning a roster that had two or fewer players with 1,000 or...