Game Thread Game #43 - BLAZERS @ ORLANDO MAGIC - JANUARY 17 2022 - MONDAY - 4:00 PM (PDT) ROOT SPORTS

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Should Dame attempt to come back this season?

  1. No

    15 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Yes

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Only if we are making the playoffs

    10 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Save it for next season

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    STARTERS

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    Anfernee Simons CJ McCollum
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    Nassir Little Robert Covington
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    Jusuf Nurkic


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    Cole Anthony Gary Harris
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    Franz Wagner Chuma Okeke
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    Robin Lopez


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    WHEN: JANUARY 17, 2022 - MONDAY - 4:00 PM (PDT)

    WHERE: AMWAY CENTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

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    TV BROADCAST

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    RADIO BROADCAST

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    BENCH

    BLAZERS

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    Tony Snell Ben McLemore
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    Dennis Smith Jr CJ Elleby
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    Greg Brown III Trendon Watford
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    Keljin Blevins
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    Cody Zeller Larry Nance Jr
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    Damian Lillard Norman Powell



    MAGIC

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    Ignas Brazdeikas RJ Hampton
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    Terrence Ross Moritz Wagner
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    Jalen Suggs Admiral Schofield
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    Mo Bamba

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    Wendell Carter M Carter - Williams
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    Jonathan Isaac Markelle Fultz
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    E'Twaun Moore

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    INJURIES

    MAGIC


    Jonathan Isaac (Knee) OUT
    Mo Bamba (Toe) QUESTIONABLE
    Wendell Carter Jr (Hamstring) OUT
    Markelle Fultz (Knee, Covid) OUT
    E'Twaun Moore (Knee) OUT
    Michael Carter Williams (Ankle) OUT


    BLAZERS

    Damian Lillard( Abdominal) OUT
    Norman Powell (Covid) OUT
    Cody Zeller (Knee) OUT

    Larry Nance Jr (Knee) OUT

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    COACHES

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    Chauncey Billups

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    Jamahl Mosley

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    NOTES

    • This is the first of two meetings between the Blazers and Magic
    • The two teams will meet again on 2/8 in Portland
    • The Blazers swept the 2020-21 series 2-0
    • Robin Lopez played for the Blazers from 2013-15
    • Both Chauncey Billups and Jamahl Mosley are in their 1st years as head coaches

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    TRIVIA

    The Blazers last played the Magic back on 3/26/21, beating them 112 - 105. He led the Magic in scoring with 22 points.

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  2. UKRAINEFAN

    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    I was gonna say that Orlando is doing better lately but I see actually they have lost 11 of last 12.
     
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    If Dame is healthy I say yes but it should be really where we are in the standing and how well we are playing I could see wait until next year if we start loosing a lot of games.
     
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    For the poll question, obviously Dame should only return when he's completely healthy and ready to contribute at his normal high level. If we are tanking by the time he gets to that point then he should not return for games and finish off the season honing his craft at the practice facility. If we're in the playoff hunt and especially if there are some new starters from trades, then Dame should definitely play if healthy so he can get used to the new guys, we can see if we can make an improbable run with his new supporting cast and the front office gets a preview of things going into the off season.

    As for this game it seems like a win while the last few wins have seemed like losses so I'm going to call it a win and hope I'm not wrong again.
     
  5. Strenuus

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    The only way to right this ship... I mean, tank, is to have a quality loss here!
     
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    So torn right now.
    Go Blazers or Go Magic
     
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    CJ back for sure, and Norm if he tests positive tonight......seems like a game that we should win on talent.
     
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    So did Zeller have a setback? Don’t get the sense we’ll see him again anytime soon.
     
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    nurk, is that you

     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    He got cracked in the nose in his last game but IDK
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Looks like the f'ing hockey game is pre-empting the Blazers game again Grrr

    Game is on replay at 7:30 p.m. at least that's not too late.
     
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    Lopez really knows how to attract women.
     
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    On all the ROOT channels?
     
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    Orlando’s home record is a shocking 2-15. I’m done with this team if we lose.
     
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    It's a win if we lose. I know we're 'in the playoff' picture but let's be real our biggest asset is that pick. Ant is gonna slump and CJ is gonna shoot us out of games... So getting a win here lessens our chance of getting what we really need for this year to help us in future years.

    Dame can't save us this year.

    This will be the only year in dames window where I'll be "okay" with losses. It's a really strange feeling. I know we will disagree on that but this is a really weird year.

    Note: I'm not betting on the team to lose. That's too far IMO. Just that a loss would be better for our team (or at least set up hope for our team... Which we desperately need).
     
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    I agree a pick would be great. But with how Simons is playing, it’s doubtful we’ll miss the play-in. Simons be putting up MVP numbers and it’s made our team fun again. But if it all goes bad, I’ll take the pick.
     
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    What?
     
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    careful with questioning the hype right now. You'll be called a hater or someone who just shits on the good times
     
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    interested in seeing how ant and CJ play together. CJ prolly needs a few games to get back up to speed but still should be fun to have him back.
     
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    I think Simons numbers come down playing along side CJ and diffently will come down when Powell comes back. I don't see him getting 24 attempts in a game. But tonight will tell what kind player Simons is in long haul. Does stay aggressive like he has been something I like to see or will he differ to much to CJ and not be aggressive.
     

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