Game Thread GAME# 67: BLAZERS @ CLIPPERS - MARCH 12, 2019 - TUESDAY, 7:30 PM, NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Mar 10, 2019.

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Would you rather have the 6th/7th Seed than the 5th, since it means we won't face GS in the 2nd Rd?

Poll closed Mar 17, 2019.
  1. Yes

    2.6%
  2. Yes, but I still want POR to try to win as many games as they can towards the best seed possible

    36.8%
  3. No, but I wouldn't be too disappointed to get the 6th or 7th seed instead of the 5th.

    2.6%
  4. No, I'd rather have 5th seed, so POR can have possible HCA against the 6-8th seeds in later rounds

    10.5%
  5. No, if POR is in the bottom half of Playoff seeding, it doesn't make much of a difference where, 5-8

    23.7%
  6. No, bring on the Warriors! The Blazers got nothing to fear.

    23.7%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2018-19 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    40 - 26
    (15-17 Road)
    LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

    38 - 29
    (19-12 Home)


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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    DAMIAN LILLARD VS PATRICK BEVERLEY

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    CHRISTIAN JAMES McCOLLUM VS SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    MOE HARKLESS VS LANDRY SHAMET

    [​IMG] PF [​IMG]

    AL-FAROUQ AMINU VS DANILO GALLINARI

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]

    JUSUF NURKIC VS IVICA ZUBAC


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    WHEN: 7:30 PM (PDT), TUESDAY, 3/12/2019

    WHERE: STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------
    - PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS -
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    CURRY , SIMONS , HOOD
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    TURNER , TRENT Jr. , LAYMAN
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    LABISSIERE , KANTER
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    COLLINS , LEONARD


    - LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS-
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    WILLIAMS , ROBINSON , THORNWELL
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    WALLACE , TEMPLE , CHANDLER
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    GREEN , HARRELL
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    MOTLEY , DELGADO


    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Rodney Hood (sore right hip): QUESTIONABLE
    Evan Turner (left knee): QUESTIONABLE
    CLIPPERS
    Wilson Chandler (Right quad strain): QUESTIONABLE
    Luc Mbah a Moute (Sore left knee): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- DOC RIVERS


    :reading:OFFICIAL CLIPPERS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES








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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Portland is back on the road again for a relatively short 3-game trip this coming week. The first game of this trip will be a great matchup as the West's 5th best team goes against the 7th place team. The Clippers are only 2.5 games behind the Blazers, and if they win this match, they will be just 1.5 games back.

    Portland cannot afford to take any nights off, as they are in a heated race for Playoffs seeding. A whole slew of teams are breathing down the Blazers' neck for that 5th seed, but at the same time, Portland is looking up, hoping to catch OKC and Houston. They currently have an identical record to OKC, but because the Thunder has the tiebreaker, the Blazers are essentially 1 full game behind them. And the Blazers are half a game behind the Rockets, so every win is impactful towards moving up in the seedings.

    When the Clippers traded away Tobias Harris, some thought they were tanking. However, they seem dead-set on going to the Playoffs, as they have won 7 of their last 10 games. Luckily for Portland, the Clippers will be on the second night of a back-to-back (though it will be home-and-home), so this gives the Blazers a legitimate chance to steal this game.

    No good Clippers! No Hood, Blazers? With the injuries to Hood and ET, and their status for this game in doubt, Portland is suddenly looking thin at the SF spot. But this opens up more minutes for Jake the Great, and potentially Anfernee Simons, who played his first meaningful minutes of his NBA career last game against the Suns (and hit his first NBA 3-pointer).

    Here is the stat of the night: Blazers 12-0 when Seth Curry scores 10+.

    Let's start off the road trip right and get the W!
     
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  3. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    No Mbah A Moute...Blazers got this. We always get so lucky that the opponents best players are out.
     
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    As far as the poll question.... if ANYONE on the team is looking at the second rouns match-ups, they are in for trouble. Portland needs to first focus on the more important task at hand.... win a game in the playoffs.
     
  6. tlongII

    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    This is a big one. They all are now actually.
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Would not be so certain the 7 spot will not bring the Warriors.
    Any way.Always play to win and get the best seed you can. Any home court advantage at all is important.
     
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    I really dislike the Clippers but it does give me some joy that they are the LA team that’ll be in the playoffs.
     
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    You also got Trent that can play SF.
     
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    Has anyone seen a update on Hood?
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    He is keeping the brain trust covered up.....:biglaugh:
     
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    Thanks Blazers are going to face OKC in the first round and it will be one hell of series!
     
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    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Is it me, or do we seem to play a bunch of teams when they are missing some of their key players?
     
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    Playing the Clippers without Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan.... How lucky can one team be
     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    The team needs to focus on winning a game in the playoffs. WE can focus on planning the parade.
     
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    Are we doing a parade if they win a playoff game? :)
    If it's not clear I'm joking.
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE IM ME, I DO ME, AND I CHILL

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    I'll be there. @Pinwheel1 @Reep are you guys rollin?

    There are about 60 people from Blazer Fans LA going to the game together.
     
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    Unfortunately my wife is working that evening and I have the kids to run around. Keep checking though. My youngest has been asking about going to another game.
     
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