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Game Thread GAME# 40: BLAZERS @ THUNDER - JANUARY 9, 2018 - TUESDAY, 5:00 PM (PST), NBATV & NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Jan 7, 2018.

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What do you predict will happen with Melo and PG13 in the next 6 months?

Poll closed Jan 19, 2018.
  1. Melo gets traded before the trade deadline

    2.7%
  2. Melo will not opt out of his contract and will remain in OKC

    32.4%
  3. Melo opts out and re-signs with OKC

    10.8%
  4. Melo opts out and signs with another team

    37.8%
  5. Paul George gets traded before the trade deadline

    13.5%
  6. Paul George will not opt out of his contract and will remain in OKC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Paul George opts out and re-signs with OKC

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Paul George opts out and signs with another team

    78.4%
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  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Let's get dangerous! Staff Member Moderator

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    2017-18 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    21 - 18
    (11-8 Road)
    OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

    22 - 18
    (14-6 Home)


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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]

    SHABAZZ NAPIER VS RUSSELL WESTBROOK

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]
    C.J. McCOLLUM VS ANDRE ROBERSON

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]
    EVAN TURNER VS PAUL GEORGE

    [​IMG] PF [​IMG]
    AL-FAROUQ AMINU VS CARMELO ANTHONY

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]
    JUSUF NURKIC VS STEVEN ADAMS



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    WHEN: 5:00 PM, TUESDAY, 1/9/2018

    WHERE: CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
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    TV BROADCAST:

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    RADIO BROADCAST:

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    --------------BENCH--------------
    - PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -

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    NAPIER , CONNAUGHTON , HARKLESS
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    LAYMAN , VONLEH
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    COLLINS , DAVIS , LEONARD

    - OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER-
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    FELTON , DOZIER , ABRINES
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    FERGUSON , HAMILTON , HUESTIS
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    SINGLER , GRANT , PATTERSON
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    COLLISON , JOHNSON

    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Damian Lillard (right calf strain): OUT
    C.J. Wilcox (right knee rehab): OUT
    Wade Baldwin IV (G-League): OUT
    Caleb Swanigan (G-League): OUT
    THUNDER
    Alex Abrines (right groin strain): QUESTIONABLE
    Andre Roberson (left patellar tendonitis): QUESTIONABLE



    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- BILLY DONOVAN

    :reading:OFFICIAL THUNDER'S GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES






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  2. KingSpeed

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    Presti has tough decisions to make no doubt. If OKC isn't good enough to have a fighting chance against GS, then you should get something for Paul George before he leaves. Same with Melo. Now, OKC did have a convincing victory over GS this season so maybe he believes in this team and will let it roll. We'll see.
     
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  3. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    But according to you golden state is garbage, so what does it matter?
     
  4. KingSpeed

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    No no no. GS is trash. OKC is garbage.
     
  5. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig So what am I, the button pusher?

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    I think George gets traded before the deadline. OKC knows he is leaving after the season to go to LA. Melo will opt out this summer and head to Houston to join his butt buddies.
     
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  6. Sarni

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    They are finally playing well now (save for the last game in Phoenix), I don't think they make a decision to trade PG now. They traded for him knowing he'd likely leave after a year so nothing changes in that matter, why would they trade for him in the first place if they were not going to keep him for the whole year?

    They are 22-18, can easily catch Timberwolves and even if they don't, they will still have a good chance against them in a 7-game series.
     
  7. BonesJones

    BonesJones Don't Yell At Me

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    Why do you say BS like this?
     
  8. BrunoSOC

    BrunoSOC Ripcity from Brazil

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    Tough game and a big one for us. A win here make us really real and keep the MO going. They will be hungry, and i really like Terry's defense against Russel. When he's mad he's start to kill his team. I hope Dame is ok and ready to go for this one. Time to get hot!
     
  9. stampedehero

    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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  10. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig So what am I, the button pusher?

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    To get something out of him.
     
  11. Sarni

    Sarni Well-Known Member

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    They won't get more than they gave for him, and they were never going to get more in the middle of season, so what was the point of them trading for him in the first place if the intention was to trade him away after a few months?
     
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  12. KingSpeed

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    Trash talk
     
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  13. HomerLovesKoolAid

    HomerLovesKoolAid I have a well-known member.

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    Not garbage talk?
     
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    Damian Lillard (right calf strain) has been ruled out for the Blazers' game at Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    So no Dame huh? This is going to be a tough one. We will need another night like we got last night from Baz, Mo and company!
     
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    Conspiracy theory; they’re holding out Dame to showcase Bazz (and maybe even Moe.) The way it sounded yesterday it wasn’t really Lillards decision to sit. I’m not saying it’s the only reason, but I think there’s something to it.
     
  18. Strenuus

    Strenuus Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    lmao I fucking love it. Well played, good sir.
     
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  19. BrunoSOC

    BrunoSOC Ripcity from Brazil

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    Could be, or not. I think Dame really need to sit and stay healthy. We need to keep shabazz. Go for mirotic, trade moe, ed, vonleh. Shabazz is balling.
     
  20. BrunoSOC

    BrunoSOC Ripcity from Brazil

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    Thats a VERY tough one. I think we gotta be able again to win the game in the 4QR. A win here make us real, without Dame. I have faith but this one is really tough. Turner or Moe on westbrook.
     

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