Game Thread GAME# 62: BLAZERS @ GRIZZLIES - APRIL 28, 2021 - WEDNESDAY, 6:00, NBCSNW

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Do you think the Blazers should tank right now?

Poll closed May 4, 2021.
  1. Yes

    19.4%
  2. No

    80.6%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2019-20 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    33 - 28
    (17-12 Road)
    MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

    31 - 29
    (13-16 Home)


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    ---------PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    CJ McCOLLUM VS GRAYSON ALLEN

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    NORMAN POWELL VS DILLON BROOKS

    [​IMG] PF [​IMG]

    ROBERT COVINGTON VS KYLE ANDERSON

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]

    JUSUF NURKIC VS JONAS VALANCIUNAS

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    ------- JERSEYS -------
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    WHEN: 6:00 PM (PDT), WEDNESDAY, 4/28/2021

    WHERE: FEDEXFORUM, MEMPHIS, TN
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------
    - PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -
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    SIMONS , BLEVINS , ELLEBY
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    LITTLE , HOLLIS-JEFFERSON , JONES Jr.
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    ANTHONY , LEAF
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    GILES III , KANTER


    - MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES-
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    FRAZIER , JONES , MELTON
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    BANE , KONCHAR , McDERMOTT
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    WINSLOW , CLARKE
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    JACKSON Jr. , TILLIE




    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture): OUT
    GRIZZLIES
    NONE



    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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    Even though we have lost the season series to Memphis, we can still get some retribution here.

    The Blazers are 7th in the West. Show some pride, win this game, and keep the Grizz at bay in the 8th spot.
     
  3. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    Why would we tank? We're going to be in the play-ins and we'll see how we do there. We haven't fared well against the level of team or teams we'll have to play but if we find ourselves in the playoffs then we should try our best to win as many as possible. I've been saying it sense the end of last season but if we don't win at least one game in the WCF then we are not progressing and if we're not progressing after nine years of Olshey and Stotts then they have to go. I hope the team surprises me and there is good reason to keep both.

    As for this game... this team seems to be a bad match up for us. They beat us with Valanciunas sitting and Jackson playing, they beat us with Jackson sitting and Valanciunas playing and now we they'll both be playing. Doesn't seem like a game we'll win but that's taking into consideration the team we've been and not the team we can be.

    If the Indy blowout made something click then maybe we start playing closer to this roster's potential. If we're locked in on D (as good as a team led in minutes by Dame and CJ can be) and we're shooting well then we should actually beat the Grizz. I think we lose this one and I actually think we drop to .500 by the end of the season and to the tenth spot in the West but that's just my best estimates and it's also why they play the games.
     
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  4. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    @Darkwebs you need to change this thread.
    Why do you have the Blazers bloody? You need to put pinwheel blaze marks dripping blood on Boo Boo. Or is that Yogi?
    Something tells me Lillard ain't gonna let the Boo Boo's sweep them this year.
     
  5. TBpup

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    Perfet way to start a back-to-back with a blowout win to let the starters rest.

    Now, can they beat a .500 even though that team has a worse record? Memphis has already won the season series. A sweep would be a bit embarrassing.
     
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  6. wizenheimer

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    I think Portland will win this game. Memphis is too young to complete the sweep
     
  7. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    One thing about this league you don't run your mouth the other team remember that and when Dillion ran his mouth off in Portland I guarantee that Dame and rest the team remember that I believe we come with a win with Dame having a big game.
     
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    We have the tiebreaker vs GS and GS sucks. I would bet real money that we don't fall to 10th.
     
  9. Mr. Robot

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    im so disappointed that we won against the indiana

    hopefully memphis beats us again, we need those losses
     
  10. stampedehero

    stampedehero Make Your Day, a Doobies Day Staff Member Moderator

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    [​IMG]Perhaps Leaf will be given a chance to score in this game.
     
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    I agree, this month really showed who this team is. Even if we make the Playoffs whoever we play they gonna clean sweep us. Tired of that same shit every year. Let's keep our draft pick in a great draft
     
  12. royo

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    Should not tank. Should just change Stotts and end this f misery. Dame looks like shell of himself. What Blazers doing right now, no matter if they win or not, is pure nonsens.
     
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    Would have been nice if Dame/the Blazers would have done something during the actual game(s) in which Brooks was running his mouth. Why should they wait until the 3rd game to get fired up?
     
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    Totally Disagree on every level.
    Blazers are learning to win without Dame. Dame needs to be on the court and be the guy that can drop 40 on any given night but doesn't have to.
    Blazers right now have 4 other starters that can have big nights.
    They also have 3 bench players that can have big nights.
    Lillard will continue to be the Player that all teams must fear but the Blazers need to continue to cook teams that go all in to stop Damian Lillard.

    That is the key to success. If they continue to log minutes together without injury this team will be a nightmare for any team they play.
     
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  15. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Tanking is for wimps.
     
  16. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    What? This just doesn't sound like a Blazer fan to me.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Falling to tenth? We're not even falling to eighth.
     
  18. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Well who hell knows but when you put over the internet and papers then it get more personal and on the floor it just smack talking and just see us put really good effort into tonight game.
     
  19. Chris Craig

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

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    He got a chance to score at the very end of the Pacers game. No one wanted to pass him the ball.
     
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    You need another 9y? Players are learning zero things atm. Just give them coach to learn.
    Stop talkin bs
     
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