Game Thread GAME# 56: BLAZERS @ GRIZZLIES - FEBRUARY 12, 2020 - WEDNESDAY, 5:00 PM, NBCSNW

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What grade would you give Memphis' Classic Uniforms for tonight's game?

Poll closed Feb 18, 2020.
  1. A

    34.3%
  2. B

    14.3%
  3. B-

    8.6%
  4. C+

    5.7%
  5. C

    8.6%
  6. C-

    2.9%
  7. D+

    8.6%
  8. D

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. F

    8.6%
  10. No opinion

    8.6%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2019-20 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    25 - 30
    (10-19 Road)
    MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

    27 - 26
    (15-13 Home)


    ___________________________
    ---------PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    DAMIAN LILLARD VS JA MORANT

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    CJ McCOLLUM VS
    DILLON BROOKS


    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    TREVOR ARIZA VS KYLE ANDERSON

    [​IMG] PF [​IMG]

    CARMELO ANTHONY VS JAREN JACKSON Jr.

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]

    HASSAN WHITESIDE VS JONAS VALANCIUNAS

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    ------- JERSEYS -------
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    WHEN: 5:00 PM (PST), WEDNESDAY, 2/12/2020

    WHERE: FEDEXFORUM, MEMPHIS, TN
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------
    - PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -
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    SIMONS , TRENT Jr.
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    LITTLE , HEZONJA , HOARD
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    GABRIEL , SWANIGAN , BROWN


    - MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-
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    JONES , MELTON , KONCHAR
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    GUDURIC , BELL , JACKSON
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    WATANABE , CLARKE , DIENG




    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Mario Hezonja (sprained left ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Nassir Little (ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Rodney Hood (torn Achilles): OUT
    Zach Collins (dislocated left shoulder): OUT
    Jusuf Nurkic (left leg): OUT
    GRIZZLIES
    Justise Winslow (back): OUT
    Grayson Allen (left hip injury): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
    [​IMG] - VS – [​IMG]
    TERRY STOTTS --- TAYLOR JENKINS


    :reading:OFFICIAL GRIZZLIES' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES








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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    This is the final game before the All-Star break, so I hope the Blazers play with more energy than they showed against the Pelicans.

    Well, I guess that's not saying much, because the whole team looked lethargic in N'awlins. So what I actually I hope to see is the Blazers laying it all on the line here, seeing as they will have over a week off from the NBA. No standing around, no jogging nonchalantly back on D. Play hard and hungry, go after every ball, dive on the floor, keep those feet moving.

    This game has huge implications towards the battle for the 8th seed. Portland finds itself on the outside looking in, just 3 games behind Memphis for that 8th spot of the Playoffs with 27 games to go in the regular season. They need to start making up some ground on the Grizzlies, and this game will give them an opportunity to do that. If Portland wins, they will be just 2 games back; however, a Portland loss will send them back 4 games behind Memphis.

    Just win it!
     
  3. oldmangrouch

    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    I suspect the lethargy is as much mental as physical. I also suspect this game will be as bad as tonight's.
     
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    The last game before a vacation for most of these guys, on the road... not overly confident about this.
     
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    Bruno_Sabino From Brasil (Belem-PA)

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    If we want anything, this game is huge. This is a must win for us.
     
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  6. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    That game last night was an abomination. It was also an indication of how we'll look in the playoffs.

    Why are we killing ourselves and Dame this season only to get destroyed in four games by LA?
     
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    Killing "ourselves" because the players get paid millions of dollars to do a job, which is try and win basketball games. I agree with the first sentence though.

    :cheers:
     
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    Let's get that 8 seed boyz so we can get swept by the Lakers instead of tanking and getting a good lottery pick
     
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  9. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Uniforms are a slap in the face to Vancouver.
     
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    LeBron likes Dame and will kindly offer up the 'Gentleman's Sweep' in 5.
     
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    It's too late for tanking.
     
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    Memphis has some long/athletic forwards Gabriel would match up well against so look for Biggie to play instead, with extra minutes for Melo.
     
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    Sad....but based on previous coaching tendencies. :banghead2:
     
  14. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    4 games in 6 nights:

     
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    well then let's at least hop in a Humvee.
     
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    it will be 5 games in 7 nights after today's game. But every team goes thru that kind of a stretch at least twice in a season....and before this current 7 night stretch, Portland had 6 games in 16 nights

    but this chase for an 8th seed is grinding Dame into the floor though
     
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    Melos minutes the last four games

    26 (would’ve been 30+ had it not been a blowout)
    33
    39
    35

    I mean come on, this is just irresponsible. He turns 36 this year.
     
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    to be fair, the 39 minute game was when we had 7 guys.
     
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    Yeah, and he scored 5 points while Wenyen got like 10 minutes.
     
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    Again, in 6 nights, with travel to/from high altitude in Denver and Salt Lake. It's stupid.
     
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