Yes, it's quite possible, Blazer fans. We are only half a game behind San Antonio, one game behind Phoenix and two behind the Sonics.
The Sunshines have a gimmie against Minny, then a tough one against Utah, that I'm assuming they lose for my greedy purposes. Bringing the week to a crescendo, they have a game against the healthy-as-they're-going-to-get-for-now Trail Blazers who have been on a roll lately and are likely eager to play and beat an opponent above .500 after a string of lesser rivals. Suns 1-2 for the week.
The Blazers have a restful week, playing only Washington at home, then the big game against Phoenix, in Arizona. Go 2-0 this week and the team could be sitting in the 7th or 6th seed slot, with SA and OKC playing each other on Monday (with one of those two teams guaranteed to lose the game).
It may be about to get real.