Game Thread GAME# 66: BLAZERS @ CAVALIERS - MAY 5, 2021 - WEDNESDAY, 4:30, NBCSNW

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If you could choose, whom would you rather have coach the Blazers next year?

Poll closed May 10, 2021.
  1. Nate McMillan

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  2. Terry Stotts

    54.8%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2021-20 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    36 - 29
    (20-13 Road)
    CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

    21 - 43
    (12-19 Home)


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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    DAMIAN LILLARD VS DARIUS GARLAND

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    C.J. McCOLLUM VS COLLIN SEXTON

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    NORMAN POWELL VS ISAAC OKORO

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    ROBERT COVINGTON VS KEVIN LOVE

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    JUSUF NURKIC VS JARRETT ALLEN



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    WHEN: 4:30 PM (PST), WEDNESDAY, 11/23/2021

    WHERE: QUICKEN LOANS ARENA, CLEVELAND, OH
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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


    - CLEVELAND CAVALIERS-
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    MARTIN , DOTSON
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    THOMAS , STEVENS , OSMAN
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    WADE , KABENGELE
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    VAREJAO , HARTENSTEIN


    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture): OUT
    CAVALIERS
    Darius Garland (left ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Lamar Stevens (concussion): QUESTIONABLE
    Isaiah Hartenstein (concussion): QUESTIONABLE
    Matthew Dellavedova (strained neck): OUT
    Dylan Windler (left knee surgery): OUT
    Taurean Prince (left ankle surgery): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- J.B. BICKERSTAFF


    :reading:OFFICIAL CAVALIERS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES








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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Though we couldn't attain 5 straight victories, we can still notch win # 5 here in our 6-game roadie.

    The Blazers will have plenty of motivation to get the W here, as they are still in the heated battle with Dallas and the Lakers for that 5th and 6th spots.

    This will be a back-to-back for Cleveland, so Portland gets somewhat of a scheduling favor.

    The Cavs just ruled out Larry Nance Jr. and Matthew Dellavedova for the remainder of the season, and just signed Anderson Varejao to a 10-day contract. Yeah, the guy that the Blazers paid millions to do nothing. He still owes us.
     
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    Schedule win.
     
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    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Alright, Cavs were just eliminated from playoff contention, meaning they have nothing to play for except pride. Will Cleveland tank now that winning doesn't really matter this season?
     
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    So if the Blazers win this game they go 5-1 on a 6 game road trip. I would be happy with that. The team needs some rest though. I would like to see some starters get a game off or at least limit their playing time.
     
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    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    PLAYOFF SEEDING RACE

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    After dropping the game against the Hawks, the Blazers have now dropped back down to 7th with just 7 games left to go in the season.
     
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    I think we'll win this game and also beat the Rockets but I would only give us a coin flip in the Spurs game and we'll likely lose the rest. Every one of the four teams we are behind in the standings that we play are playing for positioning. There is a scenario where Denver would try to lose, if it was to avoid a healthy Lakers squad in the first round but still I don't know if they would do that. I think that because of the rest that teams will get during the play-in games, they'll all play through the end of the season.
     
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    I honestly don't think Utah, Denver, Phoenix, and LAC will prioritize positioning over rest. It doesn't matter. There isn't real HCA. Even when there is, top teams usually rest players at end of season. I have us going 6-1 the rest of the way. Not sure which game is the loss though.
     
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    If what you're saying is right then we should already see teams that have clinched resting their starters but for some reason all of the Jazz players were right around their season average for minutes played tonight.

    I don't think you're right about all of our opponents sitting their players and I think we'll lose more than we'll win the rest of the season. You said 6-1 so I'll just say 3-4. Not sure if we'll get that San Antonio win though.
     
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    Would love to see a large early lead and resting some players in the fourth quarter.
     
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    Maybe Kevin Love will decide to pass us the ball tomorrow
     
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    After his 'Love' piece towards Damian Lillard, maybe he will just inbound to Dame over and over.
     
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    Neither Conley or Mitchell played last night.
     
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    So who will start for Norm?
     
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    Should be DJ but I guess we'll see.
     
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    Little, RHJ, or DJJ? I say start Elleby though.
     
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    Beware this game. Suns needed OT to beat Cleveland tonight.
     
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    “Patellar tendinopathy” a fancy way to say he’s sitting out because of tendinitis if they want to give him a game off. Every player has tendinitis to some degree. Tendons inflame. They get iced.
     
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    I looked it up and there is a significant difference. It seems they change the terminology when there is structural issues. Anthony Davis and our own Harry Giles III had tendinopathy.
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