Game Thread GAME# 50: JAZZ @ BLAZERS - FEBRUARY 1, 2020 - SATURDAY, 7:30 PM, NBCSNW

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Was last night's game against the Lakers the best Blazers regular season win that you can remember?

Poll closed Feb 8, 2020.
  1. Yes

    66.0%
  2. No

    34.0%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2019-20 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    UTAH JAZZ
    32 - 16
    (14-12 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    22 - 27
    (12-11 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    DONOVAN MITCHELL VS DAMIAN LILLARD

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    JOE INGLES VS C.J. McCOLLUM

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    ROYCE O'NEALE VS TREVOR ARIZA

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    BOJAN BOGDANOVIC VS CARMELO ANTHONY

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    RUDY GOBERT VS HASSAN WHITESIDE

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    WHEN: 7:30 PM (PST), SATURDAY, 2/1/2020

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    --------------BENCH--------------


    -- UTAH JAZZ --
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    CONLEY , WRIGHT-FOREMAN , WILLIAMS-GOSS
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    MUDIAY , CLARKSON , TUCKER
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    ONI , NIANG , MORGAN
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    BRANTLEY , DAVIS , BRADLEY


    ---- PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ----
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    SIMONS , TRENT Jr.
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    LITTLE , HEZONJA , HOARD
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    GABRIEL , SWANIGAN , BROWN



    INJURIES

    JAZZ
    Tony Bradley (right knee sprain): QUESTIONABLE
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Skal Labissiere (left knee): OUT
    Rodney Hood (torn Achilles): OUT
    Zach Collins (dislocated left shoulder): OUT
    Jusuf Nurkic (left leg): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    QUIN SNYDER --- TERRY STOTTS



    :reading:OFFICIAL JAZZ'S GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES





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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    No rest for the weary. The Blazers are at it again, one night after beating the Lakers on Kobe's memorial night in Los Angeles.

    Will this be the classic letdown game?

    After such an emotional event/incredible victory against on national TV, is it inevitable that the Blazers to come out flat and tired against the Jazz, a team that isn't the best in the West; a team that doesn't have quite the star power; in a venue that is opposite of the glitz/glamour of L.A.; with no national TV coverage?

    Perhaps, but Portland has 3 straight wins, all against teams over .500. This Blazers are playing arguably their best stretch of basketball of the entire season, so overcoming emotional and physical fatigue is within the realm of possibility. And with Dame being absolutely en fuego lately, a "W" is always within reach.

    Utah may be the Jazz, but Lillard has been playing some sweet string music! Rock on, Dame!
     
  3. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Also, why is this a back-to-back? The Blazers next game (on the road) is Tuesday, so they could've scheduled this game on Sunday to give the Blazers some rest.

    Is it because the Blazers organization didn't want this game to be competing with Superbowl Sunday?
     
  4. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    The NBA usually doesn't go up against the Super Bowl, it would be a very bad thing to do to season ticket holders. There are usually games in the morning only.
     
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    If the Blazers can win this, it might be the most impressive win of this recent stretch due to the schedule and the emotional patt of the game.
     
  7. illmatic99

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    Could be due for an emotion let down after that one. And Utah is getting desperate for a win.

    Hope Melo is fresh and ready to go.
     
  8. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Stop that Masked Man!

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    Now this is what they call a "Schedule Loss" in the very definition of the statement. I just don't know how they could go through that kind of game last night and not have a let down?
    Gotta dig deep for this one.
    Go Blazers!
    Kjironman is a fan!!!
     
  9. Scalma

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    No more giving Melo the same amount of minutes as his age, let Gabriel play.
     
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    If Dame is ready I am ready.
     
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    Let go get this guys... Let’s Go Blazers!
     
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  12. Chris Craig

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    Start Wenyen again
     
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    Man, last night was epic. I agree, given their past history they could easily lose this game. I don't expect it though. When they win this, it's going to be part of a serious run for the playoffs. We are a dangerous team now. Come on Nurk, Zach and Skal! We need you soon....
     
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    I think it's more likely we see Trent or Little.

    AD at 4 was why we saw Wenyen start last night.
     
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    Wenyen needs to play behind Melo over Swanigan. Trent can play back up guard, Little back up behind Ariza. We need Wenyen's energy on defense. He was a big part of beating LA.
     
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    Just let Wenyen back up both Melo and Whiteside for now. We don’t lose anything with him at center over Swanigan. Biggie might outweigh him by a million pounds, but his actual play strength is shit.
     
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    Swanigan did a lot of good things on the court last night and Mark Jackson actually praised him for it.
     
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    Fuck the NFL. Give me NBA basketball any day of the week over the Super Bowl.

    But that's just my opinion. I'm sure the players would want to watch the game.
     
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    No, last night's win over the Lakers was not the best Blazers regular season win that I can remember... not even close. It was an emotional game for both teams which may have made the game seem more important than it really was.

    It was an important win for the Blazers though, and easily their biggest win of this season. Going into the Lakers house and getting a win is never an easy feat.
     
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    My memory is so bad I can't answer the poll question.
     
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