Game Thread Game #20 - BLAZERS @ WARRIORS - NOVEMBER 26, 2021 - FRIDAY - 7:00 PM (PDT) ROOT SPORTS

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Chris Craig, Nov 23, 2021.

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Curry is averaging 4.9 FT Attempts, Lillard 4.1 - Who Attempts More Free Throws?

  1. Damian Lillard

    12 vote(s)
    41.4%
  2. Stephen Curry

    17 vote(s)
    58.6%
  1. Tince

    Tince Well-Known Member

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    I'd hope we could get a starting forward for a guy we thought we good enough to give a max deal to and another guy we gave up two 1st round picks for.

    If our starting 2 and 4 can't get us a starting 4 in return, we're really screwed up.
     
  2. Fez Forthright

    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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    We'll only find out any of this shit if Olshey gets sent packing.
     
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    it was in the 2015-16 playoffs, after the Blazers beat the injured Clippers that Portland played the Warriors and got beat 4-1. There was obviously a huge gap between the quality of the teams, but there was hope that Portland could close the gap with some good management and cap utilization....and maturity

    5 and a half years later, the gap between the two teams may be even wider than it was in 2016. The flaws Portland had then they still have now. Their trajectory has been flat. Dame was 26 then; he's 31 now. Olshey has been the author of that flatline, but hey...he's 40 million richer now.

    by the way, "it's not the roster"
     
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    Tough part is he's stripping the team of future assets. The next GM will have an aging core, few team friendly deals, and short a pick or two. All to field a sub-par team now.
     
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    BLAZERS UPRISE POSTGAME SHOW!
    The Blazers lose to the Warriors and are now 1-9 on the road this season. The only team worse on the road is the Houston Rockets. Come chat about the game with us!
     
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    Warriors win a few titles, suck for a couple of years, then come roaring back. Meanwhile, the Blazers just keep chugging along in mediocrity.
     
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    Right now Portland doesn't even have a GM! You think NO will lift a finger to help this team during/after this investigation? NFW. I am convinced he will take the team down with him. No trades, no picks, nothing. This team is not any better than it was years ago, as was pointed out. There is no excuse for not being able to improve when you have a loyal superstar. No excuse other than incompetence, hubris, or apathy. Take your pick.
     
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    TEAM NOTABLES:
    • Golden State improved to 11-1 at home, the league’s best home record… The Warriors record of 17-2 also leads the NBA… Golden State has won six-straight games, its second-longest streak of the season (seven), sweeping its three-game homestand.
    • The Warriors have won 10-straight at home, all by double figures, matching the second-longest such streak in team history (1/10-2/25/17), trailing only an 11-game streak during the 2016-17 season (12/22/14-1/23/15)… According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the 19th time in franchise history the Warriors have won 10-or-more consecutive homes games and the fifth time since 2014-15… During the current streak, the Warriors are outscoring opponents, 118.5 to 98.5 points per game and outshooting them from the field (.493 to .407) and 3-point range (.375 to .317).
    • Golden State remains the only team in the NBA to have scored 100-plus point in every game this season.
    • The Warriors have won 32 of their last 39 regular season games dating back to last season.
    • Golden State made a season-high 54.0% of their shots from the field, surpassing Monday night’s previous season-high of 52.5% vs. Philadelphia… The Warriors are 6-0 this season when shooting at least 50 percent from the field… They also sank a season-high-tying 47 field goals (11/5 vs. NOP).
    • All Warriors starters scored in double figures for the first time this season.
    • Golden State dished out 30-plus assists for the 12th time this season, including the last three consecutively.
    • The Warriors improved to 4-0 in games in which they shoot at least 50 percent from the field and record at least 30 assists.
    • All nine available players for the Warriors saw action in tonight’s game... Andre Iguodala missed his seventh game of the season and fifth-straight due to right knee soreness… Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody were assigned to G League affiliate Santa Cruz… Damion Lee missed the game due to personal reasons… Jeff Dowtin Jr. was also with Santa Cruz… Klay Thompson (right Achilles tendon injury recovery) and James Wiseman (right knee injury recovery) have yet to play this season.
    • Up Next: The Warriors travel to Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Sunday, November 28 (12:30 p.m. tip-off).
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    • Stephen Curry recorded his seventh game of 30-plus points this season, posting a game-high 32 points… He passed Scottie Pippen (18,940) for 62nd on the NBA’s all-time scoring list after entering the game with 18,913 career points.
    • Draymond Green tallied his second double-double of the season, recording 12 points (two shy of his season high of 14) and 12 assists, also two shy of his season high of 14.
    • Andrew Wiggins scored 20-plus points for the sixth time this season.
    • Kevon Looney posted a season-high 12 points (previous: 11 on 11/10 vs. MIN), his second outing with double-figures on the season.
    • Jordan Poole dished out five assists, his fourth outing of five-or-more assists this season… Prior to this season, he had 13 total games of five-plus assists.
    • Juan Toscano-Anderson grabbed a season-high eight rebounds (previous: six, twice)… Over his last two games he is averaging 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in 24 minutes per contest.
     
  12. royo

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    No, no, no. No need to cry after game with easy best team in NBA. GS can sweep ANY team right now, so it's not a game that should indicate anything.
    We are in totally different place now.
    Obviously (AF) we need to make this trade. And work, work, work.
    Blazers not gonna fly like Warriors after 2 months with new coach. This team needs to grind like Memphis few years ago until they learn to move the ball.

    We got Ant and Nas.

    I would wait with crying few more weeks. I sure hope Olshey is gonner and new GM will trade CJ.
     
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    He may be respected but he also gets paid a ton and cannot play next to point guards that are not at least decent defensively. I m scanning all rosters to find something and honestly i can't.
     
  14. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Because they aren't the same person?

    Should every basketball player his age have the same talent and skill set as Jordan Poole?
     
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    Seems like we are pretty far off from being on the warriors level. I don't think we are going to magically play better than this though later in the season. They basically don't practice much anymore just go game to game so without massive trades this is the level we will be.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    no heart, no pride in this team. Cant wait for the damn rebuild
     
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    I agree with you there as well.
    I'll explain my problem with stats being the tell all though.
    Just as an example in this game. Because it is in fact a perfect example of the stats not telling the story.
    Lets take three point shooting. Blazers ended up 13-38 for 34.2%. Warriors ended up 12-37 fro 32.4%. This would be taken pretty easily that the 3 point shooting was not the problem and in fact the Blazers shot the ball better.
    Here's where the game comes into play. Warriors-Curry 6-15, Wiggins 3-5, Poole 2-6, Green 0-1. Starters 11-27 - 40.7%
    Blazers- Lillard 2-7, CJ 3-6, Roco 1-7, Norm 1-1, Nurk 0-2. Starters 7-23 - 30.4%
    Watching the game you watched Roco get open looks. Some would even say WIDE open looks(Because they were WIDE OPEN looks). You also watched Nurk get a couple Wide Open looks. If early on RoCo makes a couple of those shots and even if Nurk hits those shots the entire game changes for Lillard. The Warriors are forced to guard RoCo at the top of the arc. We all know RoCo can hit those shots but he wasn't and the Warriors were very willing to let him shoot them. Nurk the same. If they make lets say 3 in the first half the score is much different and Lillard has the same options that Curry had on the court. We have watched this in home games this season when the players around Lillard hit their shots.
    By the time Simons started catching fire the game was already lost. You simply do not play catch up against Curry and the warriors from 20 down on their court. It made absolutely no difference that Belicia, Porter Jr, and JTA went a combined 0-7. Curry was getting open looks in single coverage because the Blazers had to defend Wiggins and Poole.

    Now lets look at Rebounding. The Blazers got out rebounded badly 48-37. Why? You would think having the biggest guy available on the court for both teams would weigh heavily in the Blazers favor? Again this goes to shooting. Overall field Goal percentage was Warriors 54% to the Blazer 41%. The Warriors stretched the floor and had better open looks which they made. They also went with "Shooters" that Nurk was rendered useless against. Personally if i was Billups i would have stayed with Nurk longer and continued to pound the ball inside a bit more. He was 6-10 but only played 24 minutes. His +/- was just as bad as everyone else though so there you go again. The stats might not tell the story.

    I will give you this though. Stats can be fun to look at. But Facts??? No they are not really facts at all. They are numbers that people use to draw conclusions. Usually those conclusions are emotionally based opinions and not really facts at all.
     
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    Maybe? I have been trying to support what CJ is doing for a long time but it's getting real hard to justify not making a trade of some value for him.
     

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