Game Thread GAME# 15: KNICKS @ BLAZERS - JANUARY 24, 2021 - SUNDAY, 7:00 PM, NBCSNW

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Does the postponement of the two games against Memphis ultimately help or hurt the Blazers?

Poll closed Jan 30, 2021.
  1. The postponement helps the Blazers

    68.4%
  2. The postponement has no effect at all

    26.3%
  3. The postponement hurts the Blazers

    5.3%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2020-21 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    NEW YORK KNICKS
    8 - 9
    (5-5 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    8 - 6
    (4-4 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    ELFRID PAYTON VS DAMIAN LILLARD

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    RJ BARRETT VS RODNEY HOOD

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    REGGIE BULLOCK VS DERRICK JONES Jr.

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    JULIUS RANDLE VS ROBERT COVINGTON

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    MITCHELL ROBINSON VS ENES KANTER

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    WHEN: 7:00 PM (PST), SUNDAY, 1/24/2021

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    ----- NEW YORK KNICKS -----
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    HARPER , SMITH Jr. , RIVERS
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    QUICKLEY , PINSON , BURKS
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    BRAZDEIKIS , KNOX II
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    TOPPIN , GIBSON , NOEL


    ---- PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ----
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    SIMONS , TRENT Jr. , BLEVINS
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    ELLEBY , LITTLE
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    ANTHONY , GILES



    INJURIES

    KNICKS
    Austin Rivers (sore rigth Achilles): QUESTIONABLE
    Frank Ntilikina (right knee sprain): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    C.J. McCollum (left foot fracture): OUT
    Jusuf Nurkic (right wrist fracture): OUT
    Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    TOM THIBODEAU ------- TERRY STOTTS




    :reading:OFFICIAL KNICKS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES






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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    By the time this game starts, it will be nearly a week since Portland has last played a game.

    Let's hope these 5 days have given the Blazers time to work on their defense and work out the kinks in their offense.

    With so many days off, energy will not be an issue, but rust might.

    Whatever the case, the Blazers need to come out strong and win this game to salvage the homestand. For, if they lose this one, they will have a guarantee themselves a losing record on this 5-game homestand.
     
  3. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    IDK?
    A week off but Lillard was in the hospital and dealing with new twins most of it. Glad it happened when it did but i don't expect he spent much time in practice this last week? Kind of tough to practice without the players involved all being in practice.

    Tough matchup for the Blazers. Both the starting unit and the bench mob. These are the kind of players that feast on the Blazers as of late. Way too much time off IMO.

    Lets see what they can do?

    Go Blazers!
     
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  4. KingSpeed

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    There are only 6 teams in the NBA with a better record than Portland right now. That number could become 4 tomorrow. For all the doom and gloom in this place.
     
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    She was in the hospital more than 1 night?
     
  6. Bruno_Sabino

    Bruno_Sabino From Brasil (Belem-PA)

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    2 games that we can win. Let’s go Blazers!
     
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    Do you have kids? Have you ever been through the process? Now how about twins? The article said she was admitted Thursday and Friday delivered. What do you think Tuesday and Wednesday were like? Now what do you think Saturday was like?
    Learn "Child Birth" then post.
    Just kidding... She might have had a great delivery and he might have practiced all week no problem. I would just expect Dame to put family first for a few days.
     
  8. BonesJones

    BonesJones https://www.youtube.com/c/blazersuprise

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    Now if we hadn't had one of the easiest schedules in the league.
     
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    Blazers need a win tonight if they want to hold onto the 4th seed. Hope they come out ready and fired up.
     
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    What I be looking for tonight is at the defense let see after a week of practice if they solve some of there problems if not then there might need a change of a coach because it really showing me there not listening and what there doing in practice it's not translating to the game.
     
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    I wanna see Simons do well. I wanna see Giles do well. I wanna see Nas slowly work his way into the rotation. I don’t wanna see Melo at center, nor do I wanna see him paired with Kanter.
     
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    that sure seems like a pretty random hook to hang your Blazer homer hat on

    yes, there are only 6 teams with a better record; but there are 10 other teams either tied with Portland or within 1 game. And 7 of those teams are tied or within a half game. That's a cluster of 17 teams. Meanwhile, there are 17 teams with a better point differential; and there are 17 teams with a better net rating differential. Over 14 games, Portland has only played 4 teams with winning records, and only beat 1 of those teams. Portland's position at the top of the 11 also-rans appears more of a fluke of scheduling and lucky bounces than a function of playing better

    maybe all of that just proves that at this stage there are only random hooks to hang homer hats on. Certainly, fans of teams like the Lakers, Clips, Jazz, Bucks, and 76ers have more reason to be happy. But random sure appears to be the controlling factor of this Covid season. Just about every team is taking turns blowing out 'better' teams one night, than getting blown out by 'worse' teams the next game. It's pretty much unpredictable from game to game for most of the teams in the league.
     
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  13. B-Roy

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    We are 4th in the west after not playing a week.
     
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    My ex and I spent a week in the hospital with our first born and then probably a total of 18 hours in the hospital when she delivered our twins. I know you’re joking, just illustrating that the experience isn’t always what one would assume it to be.
     
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    might be the best strategy. Blazers should try to not play their way to the finals
     
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    Dame will be doubled like crazy tonight. How will Stotts counter the top defense in the league at present? Would be nice to see 35pt outing for someone other than Dame.
     
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  17. Chris Craig

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    The postponements will be good and bad for Portland. That is two less games they will have to play without CJ and perhaps Nurkic.

    The Blazers have also been off for a week. Damian Lillard has been in the hospital for the birth of his children.(The last time he had a kid, his game suffered for awhile...being a new dad takes alot of energy)The Blazers havent been able to practice all together. Hopefully, the other players have been working on their game.

    Good thing the Blazers are playing the Knicks and not the Clippers. But, that said the Knicks have been good this season and won't be a knockover.
     
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    Is there a link to a story saying that Dame has been taking time off?
     
  19. B-Roy

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    I don’t think so. He’s been in all the practice photos posted by the Blazers. Maybe he’s not doing as much individual workouts, but he’s definitely still participating with the team.
     
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  20. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    He has been in the hospital with his wife for the birth of his kids for the last several days anyway. Hopefully, he had some time to practice with the team before that.
     
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