Game Thread GAME# 66: SUNS @ BLAZERS - MARCH 10, 2020 - TUESDAY, 7:00, NBCSNW

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How many 3's will Baynes make?

Poll closed Mar 10, 2020.
  1. 0

    2.6%
  2. 1

    0 vote(s)
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  3. 2

    7.9%
  4. 3

    18.4%
  5. 4

    13.2%
  6. 5

    18.4%
  7. 6

    2.6%
  8. 7

    5.3%
  9. 8

    0 vote(s)
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  10. 9 or more

    31.6%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2019-20 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PHOENIX SUNS
    25 - 38
    (13-16 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    28 - 37
    (17-14 Home)

    ______________________________
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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    RICKY RUBIO VS DAMIAN LILLARD

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    DEVIN BOOKER VS C.J. McCOLLUM

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    MIKAL BRIDGES VS TREVOR ARIZA

    [​IMG] PF [​IMG]

    DARIO SARIC VS CARMELO ANTHONY

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]

    ARON BAYNES VS HASSAN WHITESIDE

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    ------- JERSEYS -------
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    WHEN: 7:00 PM (PST), TUESDAY, 3/10/2020


    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR

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    TV BROADCAST:
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    RADIO BROADCAST:

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

    -------- PHOENIX SUNS --------
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    HARPER , CARTER , LECQUE
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    OKOBO , JEROME , JOHNSON
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    OWENS , DIALLO

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



    INJURIES
    SUNS
    Cameron Johnson (illness): QUESTIONABLE
    Deandre Ayton (sprained left ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Kelly Oubre (right knee): OUT
    Frank Kaminsky (right patella stress fracture): OUT

    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Jusuf Nurkic (left leg): OUT
    Zach Collins (dislocated left shoulder): OUT
    Rodney Hood (torn Achilles): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
    [​IMG] - VS – [​IMG]
    MONTY WILLIAMS --- TERRY STOTTS



    :reading:OFFICIAL SUNS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES






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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    There's still over a month of regular season basketball left to play, but was the blowout loss against Sacramento the alarm clock that prematurely ends the Blazers' post-season dreams?

    Yes, Portland is still mathematically alive in the playoff race, but are they just the living dead right now?

    Certainly, they've played like zombies on the court the last 2 games.

    And over the past month, the Blazers had 5 chances to beat teams who are with them in the race for the 8th seed, and frustratingly they've lost all 5 games. That doesn't instill any confidence in me moving forward this season. Should the Blazers just turn on the ignition to their tank now and race towards the lottery instead of the 8th seed?

    I don't know, but I guess we'll find out soon.

    As for this game, it is yet another one in which Portland is facing a team who's battling with them for that last playoff spot in the West. In addition, the Blazers will be looking for revenge after suffering a loss to this Phoenix team just 4 days ago. This time the game will be on the Blazers' turf, but judging from the game against the Kings, this might not make a lick of difference.

    Go Blazers! Either to the 8th seed or to the lottery, but whatever you choose, GO HARD!
     
  3. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    BATTLE FOR THE 8TH
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    TBpup Writing Team

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    That is a DAMNING statistic.
     
  5. TorturedBlazerFan

    TorturedBlazerFan Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Theres still over a month of this season to go was sooooo depressing to read.
     
  6. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    Blazers will win this game to keep the misery of false hope alive. It won't really help them but will make their Lottery position worse. Ugh.
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    I think we have to go 13-4 minimum the rest of the way. That's not gonna happen with Dame at 60% and Nurk being rusty. And Ariza and Melo being old. It's done. For the first time since 2012, I'm going to skip a Blazers game. I'll go drive Uber during this one.
     
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    In the last two games, the Suns and Kings starters have torched our starters. Despite a depleted bench, that hasn't been what is costing us games.

    Kings - 77
    Blazers - 63

    Suns - 115
    Blazers - 96


    Where was the sense of urgency? Our 3rd string bench actually won the bench battle and with guys like Gabriel, Swanigan, Hezonja, etc, that is saying something.
     
  9. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    If Stotts game plan to play defense like they did on Bains then Stotts should be fire at the end season. This will tell me he to stubborn to change his scheme on defense and next will be same and to prevent that he must go.
     
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    Bruno_Sabino Biggets Blazer fan in south america

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    Every game now is a must win.
     
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    wow, this is depressing.
     
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  12. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    13-4 won't happen and it won't matter as long as the other teams fighting for that spot continue to FIGHT for that spot.
     
  13. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    You mean a must lose !
     
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    I am the opposite of excited about the fact that we still have five more games on this homestand. Going to have to start drinking before tip-off.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Look, MAR10 should have a fantastic game, dont you think?
     
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    Every game is a must lose for Avdija
     
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    Mario’s been killing it under the radar these last few games.
     
  18. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Stop that Masked Man!

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    So is there any work on Lillard really? I understand he is not on the injured list but we all know he is nursing injuries? What do we got?
     
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    PtldPlatypus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    This was an underrated post.
     
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    I’m just here to see Baynes score 40 points
     
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