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Blazers need more 3 point scoring

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by swish3, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey WHINEY BIG BITCH!!!!!

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    Meyers again had opportunities but airballed his swish3 turning it into a swishair.

    Meyers has now had two consecutive games playing more than garbage minutes. The consitent minutes are now there but he played worst agaisnt the lakers than he did minni.
    Based on the snall sample sizes you love to refer to, this means the next game he will even be worse. Right now his consistent play has not resulted in swish3’s, but rather has resulted in the blazers losing thier lead.
    Based on this trend, the blazers should not put meyers in the game for fear of losing leads.

    The last two games show it to the eyeballs and the stats back it up.

    Are you done now?
    Or do you wanna buy a jersey? Cause thats the only question left worth answering.
     
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    Sarni Well-Known Member

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    Good win for the Blazers tonight and Lillard was clutch!

    However with additional 26 swish3 attempts from Meyers we would have got extra 39 points which would have made the win even better. 4 made swish3s in a row from Damian Lillard were huge but must have kept everybody wondering "what if Meyers could shoot 5 swish3s in a row".
     
  3. PtldPlatypus

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    Didn't you hear? He apparently airballed a swish3 attempt last night, preferring instead to bring us the whoosh0. 26 whoosh0 attempts would have resulted in...well, nothing good...
     
  4. swish3

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    Dame made 4 consecutive swish3s in a row, right then we needed them to win! That is as good as it gets!

    Let's celebrate the success and note the power of swish3 scoring. Yes, Meyers missed the shot, but that can happen to others, even Dame, at times. What is needed is the determination to win that Dame showed and led others to join him.

    In the Knicks and Warriors games upcoming, we can look forward to wins when there is good swish3 shooting from Dame and others. Wouldn't going into the Cavaliers game on a 9 game winning streak feel great?
     
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    This is a misconception - He did a SwishPass - but no one of the other Blazers was able to catch the SwishPass and make it into a Dunks2 or Layup2+1. If we can play 2 Meyers Lenonards - I bet we will see lots of SwishPasses turned into Swish3s
     
  6. PtldPlatypus

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    Can we go into the Heat game on a 9-game streak, and maybe try to take a 10-game streak into the Cavs game?
     
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    Yes. I forgot the Miami game. It should be beating the Cavs as the 11th straight win. Thanks.
     
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    The Blazers scored 20 (of 33) swish3s surpassing 7 (of 19) by the Knicks, even though making only 15 of 48 (31%) two pointers, for a decisive win! And that represents 60% swish3 shooting, which shows that it can be done. And it shows the scoring power of the 3 pointer, as the Knicks made 28 of 64 (44%) 2-pointers. Making 13 less 2-pointers but 13 more swish3s is a winner.

    That was excellent swish3 shooting by Dame, CJ, Chief, and Shabazz. Let's see if we can use the swish3 scoring strategy to outdo and defeat the Warriors. This kind of basketball is exhilarating!
     
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    Maybe this is a HCP question


    Does Nards improved towel waving make a swish3 whooshing sound as his towel pushes fhe swish3 movement? Nards played 0 mins in this game against the Knicks, that has to be the reason for swish3 success!
     
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    Swish3s by Dame are much better than Swish3s by Meyers.
     
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    I was wondering what you were doing.
     
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    If oyu really were dedicated, you'd search for all of his post and like them
     
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    Since the All Star Game, the Blazers are shooting 30 (29.6) Swish3's per game, as opposed to 27 (26.9) Swish3's before. They're making one (1.2) more Swish3 per game (11.4 vs 10.2), and unsurprisingly, they're scoring 3 points more per game (108.1 vs 105.0); the defense though... we're preventing 2.4 Swish3's more per game (7.4 made after the ASG vs 9.8 before) and fouling less (15 FTM vs 16.8 before) resulting in 8 fewer opponent points per game.

    Make more Swish3's, and make your opponent miss more Swish3's... a recipe for Swishcess!
     
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    I love the invention of "Shwicess". Like, I really love it...

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    Yes! Let's see both more swish3 attempts by the best shooters when they are hot, AND improved defense that allows less swish3s from the opposition--particularly against the Warriors on Friday night, and in the playoffs.

    With what Dame, CJ, Chief, and Shabazz are doing since the All Star break, it makes sense to keep up the swish3s, including featuring the long ones from Dame. And adding Meyers at key points can add 3 or more swish3s per game. The Blazers have the weapons to score the 120 points that Terry points out are needed to beat the Warriors (or anybody else). A WCF championship looks possible.
     
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    The Warriors average 11.8 swish3s scored at 39.6% which is 1st in the NBA, and are 1st in points scored per game. The Blazers can make 50% or more of swish3s per game (nicely demonstrated) and can win the March 9 game.

    The Blazers should score 45 points on swish3s, and also play strong aggressive defense, minimize the turnovers, and make 2-pointers, as the Warriors also lead in shooting % for 2-pointers. This can be a nice sequel to the Feb Warriors win.
     
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    The Blazers scored 48 points with swish3s in the win over the Warriors, who scored only 36 points by swish3s. The excellent swish3 strategy included 39 attempts, which were worth it.

    This was another excellent swish3 game for CJ, and very good for Mo and Dame. With the winning mentality showed in the 3rd and 4th quarters in aggressive 3 point shooting, defense, and the much better minimizing of turnovers, the Blazers are playing like Champions of the Western Conference, and probably the NBA.

    I hope that we will see the winning streak extended to 12 or more. This can be the year!
     
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    Imagine if the Blazers get Paul George next season. With Dame-CJ-PG and Nurk now that’s a playoff contender for years.
     
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    The Blazers scored 42 points (14 of 36) which were again 12 points more than the Heat, as in the win on Mar 9 over the Warriors. The shooters in the Heat game of Mar 12 were Dame, CJ, Zach, and Pat.

    Dame is now the NBA leading scorer for 2nd half points, and again showed the power of willing the win. That is great swish3 shooting at key times.

    This was a superb game for Jusuf, with 27 points, 16 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 assists! Kudos, Jusuf! With this kind of effort, this winning streak is going beyond 12, and the wins for the season looks likely to surpass 50.

    This Blazer team, playing as they are now, can be the winner of the Western Conference--the Champions!

    This is the year for Blazers to be the real deal, including NBA Champions.
     
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    You keep mentioning "Dame, CJ, Zach, and Pat" (and of course, Biebs). However, Zach #TheRealSwish3 Collins is shooting 47.1% from 3 post all-star break.

    No problem. Just delete Meyers Leonard from all your future posts, and insert Zach #TheRealSwish3 Collins.
     

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