Game Thread GAME# 42: BLAZERS @ PELICANS - JANUARY 12, 2018 - FRIDAY, 5:00 PM (PST), NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Jan 10, 2018.

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Half the season is done. Blazers are 5th in the West. Who will overtake them by season's end?

Poll closed Jan 17, 2018.
  1. Thunder

    40.6%
  2. Nuggets

    3.1%
  3. Pelicans

    6.3%
  4. Any of the Western teams currently out of the playoffs picture (Clipper, Jazz, Grizzlies, etc.)

    6.3%
  5. None of these teams

    50.0%
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  1. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus This is what it looks like when a platypus cries. Staff Member Moderator

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    If Turner sits, who is likeliest to start in his place? Pat for his shooting? Moe on the strength of his two recent good games? Aminu slide down to the 3 with Collins at the 4? Nah--that last one's insanity; what was I thinking?
     
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    bad matchup for us, I have this as a L, but if we W, Ill be happy and surprised
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    You've been playing to much NBA2K18 lately.
     
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    Moe. Stotts usually keeps his backup lineups intact and inserts a third stringer in with the starters.
     
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    LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Watch Layman start
     
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    They one makes so much sense. Collins is actually a good defend to put on Davis because he's mobile and can contest shots well. Aminu could be put on Holiday if he started at the 3, as Moore is 6'5 and not a problem for CJ to guard. Holiday is usually bothered by big defenders like Aminu.

    Makes too much sense for Stotts to do it.
     
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    :protest::smiley-elektro::banghead2::craphead::protest::smiley-hang:
     
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    I can see foul trouble issues tonight with our bigs. Not sure who should start but they will all get their chance to guard Davis and Cousins.
     
  11. BonesJones

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    That's not a problem since Meyers always plays solid vs. Cousins so we hypothetically have 6 bigs we could play (Aminu, Nurkic, Collins, Davis, Vonleh, Meyers).
     
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    Hello all. Been busy lately, but I've got myself set up for tonight's game.

    I don't suppose we can actually shut down Cousins tonight? I mean, God forbid, right?

    Go Blazers.
     
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    Good for our young bigs like Zach to play against a team like this....I like our chances...I think Big Ed and Chief will have big games!
     
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    Go Blazers....get some serious smackdown in the Big Easy !!
     
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    I’d start Vonleh with Aminu at SF. I don’t think Collins is ready to guard an Anthony Davis yet.

    But I’m sure it’ll be the predictable Aminu and Harkless starting.
     
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    Oooh shit Napier starting tonight?! This’ll be interesting
     
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    Dammit! That hamstring still bothering Dame?
     
  18. AFully22

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    Lol no they’re just going super small. Dame, Napier, CJ, Aminu, Nurk.
     
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    Aminu at sf?!?! No way don’t you know he’s a pf obviously
     
  20. Scalma

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    Oh yeah should’ve remembered we have to match up to what the other team is doing my bad.
     
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