Game Thread GAME# 43: HORNETS @ BLAZERS - JANUARY 11, 2019 - FRIDAY, 7:00 PM, NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Jan 10, 2019 at 1:01 AM.

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Which sportswear brand do you prefer?

This poll will close on Jan 17, 2019 at 1:01 AM.
  1. Adidas

    34.9%
  2. Jordan Brand

    2.3%
  3. Nike

    51.2%
  4. Under Armour

    2.3%
  5. Other

    9.3%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2018-19 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    CHARLOTTE HORNETS
    19 - 21
    (5-13 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    25 - 17
    (17-7 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    KEMBA WALKER VS DAMIAN LILLARD

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    JEREMY LAMB VS C.J. McCOLLUM

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    NICOLAS BATUM VS MOE HARKLESS

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    MARVIN WILLIAMS VS AL-FAROUQ AMINU

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    BISMACK BIYOMBO VS JUSUF NURKIC

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    WHEN: 7:00 PM (PST), FRIDAY, 1/11/2019

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    TV BROADCAST:

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    --------------BENCH--------------


    -------- CHARLOTTE HORNETS --------
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    PARKER , GRAHAM , CHEALY
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    MONK , MACURA , BACON
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    BRIDGES , KIDD-GILCHRIST
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    HERNANGOMEZ , KAMINSKY

    ---- PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ----
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    CURRY , BALDWIN , SIMONS
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    TURNER , STAUSKAS , TRENT Jr.
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    LAYMAN , SWANIGAN
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    COLLINS , LEONARD



    INJURIES

    HORNETS
    Devonte' Graham (right ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Cody Zeller (third metacarpal of right hand): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Moe Harkless (left knee soreness): QUESTIONABLE



    HEAD COACHES
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    JAMES BORREGO --- TERRY STOTTS




    :reading:OFFICIAL HORNETS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES






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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    After just beating Michael Jordan's old team (when he was a player), Portland now faces his new team (in which he holds majority ownership). And Jordan surely wants you to know it's his team, as he literally brands the Jordan logo on his players (albeit, via a patch in place of the Nike logo) on their jerseys.

    The Hornets are the third straight Eastern Conference team Portland will face this week. Overall, the Blazers have been feasting on the East this season, going 11-3. In fact, they've only lost one home game to an Eastern Conference foe (an OT game against Washington, the very first East team they faced this season).

    Unlike the Knicks and Bulls who are both 10-win teams, Charlotte is decent, better by a factor of approximately 2 (they have 19 wins). And unlike those tankers the Blazers just faced, the Hornets actually have playoff aspirations and are currently slottted 8th in the East.

    This will be the fourth of a six-game road trip for the Hornets, but they will have some respite, as their most recent game was on Tuesday, allowing 2 full days of rest in Portland before their duel against the Blazers. So depending on how rested the Hornets are, this may be a tough game.

    But it may not be too hard with the way the Blazers have been balling lately. It's clear Portland is starting to find their groove. They have won: 3 straight games; 5 of their last 6 games; 7 of their last 10 games.

    Of course it helps that the Blazers have played 6 of their last 7 games at home, which has enabled them to find plenty of rest and rhythm. This has lead to a Blazers team with much better ball and player movement, as evidenced by the fact that they've had 6 straight games of 20+ assists, and notching over 25 assists in their last 4 games.

    However, it wouldn't surprise me if the Blazers fall to the Hornets. All season long, Portland has had trouble sustaining momentum and a win streak. Four wins has been their biggest streak this season. They look to match it in this battle against the Hornets. Stay tuned to see if they succeed.
     
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  3. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    Looking forward to this matchup. This'll be the first time Lamb's started against CJ. Although I'm kind of not looking forward to it, because I've been touting Lamb all season, so he's going to make either me or CJ look bad.

    Hopefully it's me.

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  4. Eastoff

    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    I'm going to this game with my mom and my 2yr old daughter! Section 106 because the ends are cheaper than the middle.
     
  5. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't forget to bring ear protection for the little one. Tundersticks all around you can get very loud.
     
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    Tricky poll. My favorite sneaker is the air max, but adidas has a better selection. For sportswear though Nike/Jordan all the way.
     
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  7. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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    I'll be the first "other" in the poll, but only because I'm cheap. "Champion" FTW!!
     
  8. TorturedBlazerFan

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    Have an awesome time! I need to take my kids to a game sometime.
     
  9. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Back from 0-2!

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    Where did they find this Darkwebs guy? Not sure i can stand such negativity in the game thread? Is he even a true fan? How could he possibly question the resolve of this team? Not just question it but out right put it in print for all to read? Who has the ban hammer and when is enough enough?
     
  10. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Is this team for real? Staff Member Moderator

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  11. 42N8Bounce

    42N8Bounce 0.9

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    I haven’t seen this posted anywhere yet. Thought it was hilarious.

    Enjoy!



    Competing for all-star votes I guess. Awesome!
     
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  12. Bruno_Sabino

    Bruno_Sabino Biggets Blazer fan in south america

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  13. Eastoff

    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    Yeah, we bring them every time. It'll be my 2 year old's 4th or 5th game.
     
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    I just saw on Rotoworld that Dame is listed as questionable for this game with an elbow injury. I'm guessing he plays because it's his off arm but this isn't good that it is still bothering him enough to possibly miss a game.
     
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    I think I saw Jeremy Lamb outside a strip club last night.
     
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    Quick was on The FAN this afternoon, and said after talking with Dame, there's no way he won't be playing.
     
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    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    I cant tell if youre joking!!!
     
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    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Sad that Quick is our best insider and no one else comes close.
     
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    Hey man stop snitchin

    (Jk)
     
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  20. Blazer4ever

    Blazer4ever Finding a Way

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    This should be an excellent game, very interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing Dame guarding Kemba, it's gonna be a challenge but I think Dame is ready. I hope Stotts doesn't manipulate to try and hide him, let him face the challenge.
    They have some good players. Batum of course is a legend. But also notice Malik Monk off the bench. Before the draft (a year and a half ago) I thought he was gonna be great. He only now starts to fulfill his potential, an exciting player
     

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