Game Thread GAME# 24: BLAZERS @ MAVERICKS - DECEMBER 4, 2018 - TUESDAY, 5:30 PM, NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Dec 2, 2018.

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Whom do you think will end up being the better player in the NBA?

Poll closed Dec 9, 2018.
  1. Dennis Smith Jr.

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  2. Luka Doncic

    81.6%
  3. I have no clue

    18.4%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2018-19 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    13 - 10
    (5-6 Road)
    DALLAS MAVERICKS

    11 - 10
    (9-2 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    DAMIAN LILLARD VS DENNIS SMITH Jr.

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    C.J. McCOLLUM VS WESLEY MATTHEWS

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    MOE HARKLESS VS LUKA DONCIC

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    AL-FAROUQ AMINU VS HARRISON BARNES

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]

    JUSUF NURKIC VS DeANDRE JORDAN

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    WHEN: 5:30 PM (PST), TUESDAY, 12/4/2018

    WHERE: AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------
    - PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -
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    CURRY , BALDWIN , SIMONS
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    TURNER , STAUSKAS , TRENT Jr.
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    LAYMAN , SWANIGAN
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    COLLINS , LEONARD


    - DALLAS MAVERICKS-
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    BAREA , HARRIS , BRUNSON
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    MACON , BROEKHOFF , FINNEY-SMITH
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    ANTETOKOUNMPO , SPALDING
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    KLEBER , POWELL , MEJRI


    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Evan Turner (left Achilles): QUESTIONABLE
    MAVERICKS
    Luka Doncic (right hip): QUESTIONABLE
    Maxi Kleber (right knee soreness): QUESTIONABLE
    Dirk Nowitzki (left ankle surgery): OUT




    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- RICK CARLISLE


    :reading:OFFICIAL MAVERICKS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES








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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Here we have a tale of two teams.

    The Mavs are moving on up, winning 8 of their last 10 games. Portland appear to be heading in the opposite direction, losing 7 of their last 10.

    There are very few gimmes in the West, but this will be an especially tough game for the Blazers, as the Mavericks are an exceptional home team (9-2).
     
  3. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Doncic questionable.....we have a chance!
     
  5. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    Remember the game against the Mavericks during the last road trip at the end of last season? I do
     
  6. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    Doncic will be better, already is. No question
     
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  7. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Blazers need to get their heads on straight and win a game.
     
  8. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    Maybe Curry will wake up this game against his old team
     
  9. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    That would be a huge boost.
     
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    ripcityboy Well-Known Member

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    If I am gunna watch the same boring brand of basketball, ad nausem. Then I at least want to see Doncic play. Might as well enjoy the talent the rest of the lesgue has.
     
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    Warning: I'm going into full obnoxious tank-mode.
    Let's go MAVS!!
     
  12. Bruno_Sabino

    Bruno_Sabino Biggets Blazer fan in south america

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    We need to win this one. It’s a tough one
     
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  13. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Not gonna do much for your post to like ratio. Better check with the analytics before you go all in bro.
     
  14. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    We need to win a lot of them
     
  15. rotary111

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    Luka is a special player. Mavs scored big in the draft!

    They will have a short rebuild and be right back in it quick.
     
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    Didn't some people here laugh when I said Luka would be the best player in this draft and a transcendent talent?
     
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    Doncic already would be the 2nd best Player on the Blazers roster.
     
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  18. yuyuza1

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    Some indicative stats:

    28th in OPP 3pt%, teams are shooting nearly 38% from 3.
    26th in OPP EFG%
    25th in OPP frequency of "open" 3pt shots
    Dropped from top 5 to 20th in DRTG

    28th in assists per game
    21st in passes per game (Memphis for example leads the league and we make a staggering 60 fewer passes per game).

    Terry's defense relies on running guys off the three point line. What's the point in reducing attempts if one pass away, a shooter is left wide open?

    The no passing thing continues.
     
  19. Chris Craig

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    Send CJ to Dallas for him and Filler to make it match up...not that Cuban would do that
     
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    I'm pretty sure a lot of people thought he was going to be really good. I would've taken him over Ayton. Several people thought the Kings were stupid for passing on him and that the Hawks were dumb for trading him too.
     

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