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

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Who is the best GM in the NBA currently?

This poll will close on Feb 9, 2018 at 8:12 PM.
  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

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  1. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    That little blurb is why he’s not playing..TRADE SZN

    Btw Mirotic is still out with a stomach bug. Sure.
     
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    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    I don’t really have a problem with any of them, just don’t like them together.
     
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  3. Mr. Robot

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    Nurk was 4/13, if he played better, we couldve won this game, but other than that, Im happy with how we played
    we keep sharing the ball, getting everyone involved and that must never stop, it makes us better team

    last couple of games we scored 112, 117, 111, 110, 110 so it looks like our offense is coming back, defense is already there, so Im happy with how things are going right now... what I would like to know is why the fuck they didnt played this way from the very beginning
     
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  4. tlongII

    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    Defense wasn't there last night.
     
  5. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Nothing was there, it was unwatchable. Rockets didn't play well at all, we could have beaten them with only a decent effort
     
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    Mr. Robot Well-Known Member

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    well it cant be there every night, can it... I can live with that, can you
    HOU is a very good shooting team, even when you play good defense, they can score a lot of pts
     
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    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't around to watch the game......how was the pace? Did we try to match the Rockets at their own game?
    If we did then it was a mistake. When you play the Rockets and Warrior IMO you have to slow it down and at least try to take them out of their rhythm. Especially on the road. Hard to match them shot for shot for 4 quarters.
     
  8. riverman

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    I missed this game.....but then again...I really didn't miss this game
     
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  9. Shaboid

    Shaboid CJ Averages 30 points!

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    The blazers competed, I'll give them that. As far as the pace, I think we did try to slow it down a bit. They just shot really well. Usually giving up mid-range jumpers is a good thing, but Paul just doesn't miss them. Makes it tough on us.
     
  10. yuyuza1

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    I knew it was bad, but not this bad. CP has faced Dame 17 times in the regular season. And won 14 of them.

    In their matchups, Paul averaged 24/11/4 on 49% FG with only 2 turnovers a game. Dame put up 19/6/5 on 40% FG and nearly 4 turnovers a game.

    But a 3-14 matchup head to head is brutal. Glad we got them in the playoffs.

    Dame is 3-13 against Curry, 9-8 against Westbrook, 4-5 against Wall, and 4-3 against Kyrie.
     
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  11. Blazers Roy

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    Stotts' "we're ok with giving the opponent mid-range shots" philosophy is always falling apart against Chris Paul.
     
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  12. BonesJones

    BonesJones Find me on YouTube: Search "BONESinPDX"

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    It's a product of Paul vs. Dame as it's more of a product of Paul vs. Stotts' defense.
     
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    BonesJones Find me on YouTube: Search "BONESinPDX"

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    Basically, we played a stupid all around game and so did they, but us moreso.
     
  14. BrianFromWA

    BrianFromWA Editor in Chief Staff Member Editor in Chief

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    OK, ok...let's cool down a bit...

    CP3 shoots 41% on jumpers. 44% (42-96) from 3 to 16 feet. (Interestingly enough, he's 16-30...55%...on 16-23'). He normally makes 6 shots a game, 2.6 of which are 3s. He shot 44% yesterday...the mid-range isn't what killed us.
    He also put up some cloud-piercing rainbow over (Chief, I think?) a big defenders as a fallaway at the end of the 3rd that snapped the net. Ridiculous shot. But yesterday, it went in, as did 9 of his 17 other non-3s.

    Even in the best of scenarios, we're losing 30 games this season. On the road against the #2 seed where one of their stars catches ridiculous fire is one I'm ok with. Yeah, Harden being out sucked, but I submit that Black going ham in his 14 minutes and the 3pt shooting of Green and Gordon hurt us way more than CP3 getting a few more J's than usual. Chalk it up as a likely L and move on. With all we were saddled with, it happens.
     
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  15. jlprk

    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    Paul doesn't just randomly make shots against us. They are all strategically-chosen, and have been for years. McCollum, who is 80% wasted motion like bird feathers in a flurry, is the opposite of the economical, selective Chris Paul.
     

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