Game Thread GAME# 67: LAKERS @ BLAZERS - MAY 7, 2021 - FRIDAY, 7:00PM, NBCSNW

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Is this the most important game of the season so far?

Poll closed May 8, 2021.
  1. Yes

    52.2%
  2. It's definitely up there

    34.8%
  3. Every game is worth the same as the other

    8.7%
  4. No

    4.3%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2020-21 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    LOS ANGELES LAKERS
    37 - 28
    (19-13 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    37 - 29
    (16-16 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------

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    ALEX CARUSO VS DAMIAN LILLARD

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE VS C.J. McCOLLUM

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    LeBRON JAMES VS NORMAN POWELL

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    ANTHONY DAVIS VS ROBERT COVINGTON

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    ANDRE DRUMMOND VS JUSUF NURKIC


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    WHEN: 7:00 PM (PDT), FRIDAY, 5/7/2021

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    TV BROADCAST:

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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------


    LOS ANGELES LAKERS
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    HORTON-TUCKER , McLEMORE
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    MATTHEWS , McKINNIE , CACOK
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    KUZMA , ANTETOKOUNMPO , MORRIS
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    HARRELL , GASOL


    ---- 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


    INJURIES

    LAKERS
    LeBron James (sprained right ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Talen Horton-Tucker (strained right calf): QUESTIONABLE
    Dennis Schroder (health and safety protocols): OUT
    Jared Dudley (torn right knee MCL): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS

    Norman Powell (right knee, patellar tendinopathy): QUESTIONABLE
    Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    FRANK VOGEL --- TERRY STOTTS



    :reading:OFFICIAL LAKERS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES





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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Wow, the Blazers are road warriors, wrapping up the 6-game trip with a huge blowout victory. Winning 5 of 6 is really impressive, especially when you consider the Blazers were on a 5-game losing skid when first departing Portland.

    Now Portland's final homestand of the regular season begins here against our archnemesis, whom the Blazers are deadlocked in a seemingly never-ending war for that 6th spot.

    This is arguably the biggest game of the season. A lot is riding on this one.
    • It'll be the first home game of the season with fans in Portland. I can't wait to hear Rip City rocking on Friday!
    • Portland is just a half game behind the Lakers in the standings, so a win here could potentially leap frog them in the race for that coveted 6th seed (depending on whether the Lakers lose to the Clippers on Tuesday).
    • Also, whoever wins this one gets the tie-breaker, if that should come into play when the season ends.

    This will be the 2nd time in as many games that the Blazers will be facing an opponent who is on the 2nd night of a back-to-back, so that's a plus. On the other hand, we can assume this Portland team will be exhausted from a long road trip, so whatever advantage they gain with the Lakers playing consecutive nights will be nullified by this fact.

    Hopefully the Portland fans will be the 6th man, and give the Blazers the extra energy to come out victorious against the Evil Empire!
     
  3. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    PLAYOFF SEEDING RACE

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    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Just glanced at our remaining schedule.

    vs LAL
    vs SAS (b2b)
    day off
    vs HOU
    day off
    @UTA
    @PHX (b2b)
    2 days off
    vs DEN

    Can legit lose every game, except maybe vs Houston.
     
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    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    BEAT LA!
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Hopefully LeBron plays so there's no excuses if we win or lose.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    WE need to get this win!!!!
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    This would be a very good game to bring their best!
     
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    Aww man, the double post is back!!!
     
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    Was excited to see the Red & Black against the Purple & Gold ... instead we get Grey & Black against Blue and White. These jersey pairings this year haven't been my favorite.
     
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    Is this the most important game?
    I felt the road games against Indiana and the Grizzlies were pretty important. The games against the Nets and Celtics were pretty important also.
    Yes this Lakers game is important also.
     
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    no lebron, but one can hope they beat us nevertheless

    obviously, fire terry stotts
     
  14. Chris Craig

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

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    So do the Blazers
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Just got tickets! So pumped!
     
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    I think Portland should try and score more points than LA.

    but seriously, LeBron, take another day.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Hope your retirement is still attainable.
     
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    Still implies there was ever hope for that....

    But fortunately the upper level tickets weren't nuts - even some $20 in the 300 endzones.
     
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    Huge game for US!
     

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