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Game Thread GAME# 41: BLAZERS @ ROCKETS - JANUARY 10, 2018 - WEDNESDAY, 5:00 PM (PST), NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Jan 9, 2018.

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Who is the best GM in the NBA currently?

Poll closed Feb 9, 2018.
  1. Morey (Rockets)

    2.1%
  2. Buford (Spurs)

    12.8%
  3. Presti (Thunder)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Myers (Warriors)

    19.1%
  5. Ainge (Celtics)

    53.2%
  6. Olshey (Blazers)

    6.4%
  7. LeBron (Cavaliers) ;)

    4.3%
  8. Other

    2.1%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Let's get dangerous! Staff Member Moderator

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    2017-18 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    22 - 18
    (12-8 Road)
    HOUSTON ROCKETS

    28 - 11
    (14-6 Home)


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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    DAMIAN LILLARD VS CHRIS PAUL

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    C.J. McCOLLUM VS ERIC GORDON

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    EVAN TURNER VS TREVOR ARIZA

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    AL-FAROUQ AMINU VS RYAN ANDERSON

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    JUSUF NURKIC VS CLINT CAPELA



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    WHEN: 5:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, 1/10/2018

    WHERE: TOYOTA CENTER, HOUSTON, TX
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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

    - HOUSTON ROCKETS-
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    BROWN , JACKSON , WEBER
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    GORDON , TUCKER . WILLIAMS
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    MBAH A MOUTE, BLACK
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    ONUAKU , HILARIO

    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Damian Lillard (right calf strain): QUESTIONABLE
    C.J. Wilcox (right knee rehab): OUT
    Wade Baldwin IV (G-League): OUT
    Caleb Swanigan (G-League): OUT
    ROCKETS
    James Harden (Grade 2 Hamstring Strain): OUT
    Luc Mbah a Moute (Right Shoulder Dislocation): OUT
    Nenê (Right Knee Contusion): OUT
    Troy Williams (Right Knee MCL Sprain): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- MIKE D'ANTONI


    :reading:OFFICIAL ROCKETS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES








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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Let's get dangerous! Staff Member Moderator

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    Get ready for an exciting game of basketball! Or from Harden and CP3's perspectives, a game of "trick-the-refs".
     
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  3. joeBlazers

    joeBlazers Well-Known Member

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    Our boys are definitely better looking than those Rockets. Don't you all think?
     
  4. BlazerBeav

    BlazerBeav Well-Known Member

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    Man, if Dame can go, we could get a really huge road win to follow up on the really huge win we just got tonight in OKC.
     
  5. joeBlazers

    joeBlazers Well-Known Member

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    Tresor Ariza is still in the league? I thought he retired !!! Mike D'Antoni ... is capable of resurrecting people now? Mbah Aboute ?
     
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  6. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    The correct answer to your poll is obviously RipCityTwo!
     
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  7. rotary111

    rotary111 Noah Vonleh will average double digit rebounds.

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  8. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Let's get dangerous! Staff Member Moderator

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  9. theprunetang

    theprunetang Project Pat with 20+ mpg

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    Now this is a game I really want to win. Shut those clutch fans up.
     
  10. BrianFromWA

    BrianFromWA Editor in Chief Staff Member Editor in Chief

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    kpee.

    Seriously, I said Myers not because I think he's the best, but b/c he's accomplished the mission better than most ever will. He's done the following "GM-y" things:
    a) built a team that won multiple championships
    b) hired a coach that ^^^ (Kerr, even Walton)
    c) drafted extremely well (Klay, Draymond, even HFB)
    d) scored on his high-profile FA targets (Durant, Iggy)
    e) got value from his under-the-radar targets (Livingston, West, Ezeli, Speights)
    f) came out on top on most trades (specifically the Iggy S&T and Monta/SJax)

    Ok, nevermind, he's probably the best.

    Presti loses out b/c he thought (or couldn't get his owners to understand) that Harden couldn't work with Durant and RW and didn't want to pay salary tax.
    NO....yeah.
    Ainge "got lucky" by trading with McHale and Billy King. But he's drafted cannily the last couple of years.
    I still think Hinkie is underrated. Trust the Process is looking ok right about now.
    Morey is smart, and has some good unorthodox ideas, but doesn't seem to have the strategic chops (really, Ryan Anderson was your only value piece left this summer?) or followthrough. Especially in a big-market city.
     
  11. BrunoSOC

    BrunoSOC Ripcity from Brazil

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    Big game. I dont know if Dame will be able to play, my guess is he sits twomorrow and only comeback against Wolves. Otherwise, Shabazz has really playing well and Dame needs to be 100% healthy. Wizz Bazz, i think we have a chance on this one, we gonna need a big game from CJ again. We gotta be able to win this game in the 4qr. It's time to win 4 in a row.
     
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  12. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    No Harden ? Gotta win this !
     
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  13. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig So what am I, the button pusher?

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    No Harden I've got a hardon
     
  14. PHXBlazer1

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    I don’t see any reason we shouldn’t win this game easily
     
  15. theprunetang

    theprunetang Project Pat with 20+ mpg

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    Should I link this thread in the clutchfans forum? Could be some fun back and forth?
     
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  16. stampedehero

    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    We can do this Texas Road House style. because these guys are not playing>>>
    * James Harden (Grade 2 Hamstring Strain): OUT
    Luc Mbah a Moute (Right Shoulder Dislocation): OUT,
    *Nenê (Right Knee Contusion): OUT
    *Troy Williams (Right Knee MCL Sprain): OUT
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Wait till we win
     
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    BrunoSOC Ripcity from Brazil

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    This is a tough game they are a great team without Harden. Otherwise we probably be without the services of damian lillard.
     
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    No way we get this one. Think OKC slept through most of the game and we pounced. Chris Paul won't let that happen
     
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    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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