Game Thread GAME# 68: CAVALIERS @ BLAZERS - MARCH 15, 2018 - THURSDAY, 7:00 PM (PDT), NBCSNW

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Biases aside, who do you think deserves MVP this season?

Poll closed Mar 20, 2018.
  1. Harden

    54.7%
  2. LeBron

    5.8%
  3. Anthony Davis

    3.5%
  4. Dame

    30.2%
  5. Durant

    3.5%
  6. Kyrie

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Westbrook

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Steph Curry

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. DeRozan

    2.3%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2017-18 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
    38 - 28
    (16-17 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    41 - 26
    (23-11 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    GEORGE HILL VS DAMIAN LILLARD

    [​IMG] SG [​IMG]

    KYLE KORVER VS C.J. McCOLLUM

    [​IMG] SF [​IMG]

    LeBRON JAMES VS MAURICE HARKLESS

    [​IMG] PF [​IMG]

    JEFF GREEN VS AL-FAROUQ AMINU

    [​IMG] C [​IMG]

    ANTE ZIZIC VS JUSUF NURKIC

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    WHEN: 7:00 PM (PDT), THURSDAY, 3/15/2018

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    --------------BENCH--------------


    -- CLEVELAND CAVALIERS --
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    PERRANTES , CALDERON , CLARKSON
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    SMITH , HOLLAND , HOOD



    ---- PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ----
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    NAPIER , BALDWIN IV , CONNAUGHTON
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    TURNER , LAYMAN
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    SWANIGAN , COLLINS
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    DAVIS , LEONARD , PAPAGIANNIS



    INJURIES

    CAVALIERS
    Rodney Hood (Low Back Strain): PROBABLE
    Larry Nance Jr. (right hamstring): OUT
    Kevin Love (Left Hand Fracture): OUT
    Tristan Thompson (Right Ankle Sprain): OUT
    Cedi Osman (Left Hip Strain): OUT

    TRAIL BLAZERS

    C.J. Wilcox (G LEAGUE): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    TYRONN LUE --- TERRY STOTTS



    :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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    Winning number 10
    was fun on ESPN.
    But to get to number 11,
    we'll need help from heaven.
     
  3. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Sorry sir.....I will not LIKE this. Past two were quality, this one not so much. HA!
     
  4. StumptownHoliday

    StumptownHoliday Y'all know what time it is.

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    Gonna be a tough one but absolutely doable. We gotta keep playing a consistent brand of basketball and keep being resilient. Go blazers!!!
     
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  5. LayneStaley

    LayneStaley Well-Known Member

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    I think this is an easy win, 2nd to last game on a 6 game LONG road trip and a b2b, plus they play ZERO defense, our guards should have their way scoring and our bigs should kill them on the boards with their current injuries(Love/Osman and TT, maybe Hood) Blazers by 13.
     
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  6. HCP

    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    "Easy win"?
    Just setting yourself up bro.
     
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    LayneStaley Well-Known Member

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    You should be thanking me bro, 10-0 since positive manifestation.

    Last time I posted easy win we easily beat GS.

    And Cle does kinda suck, or at least their very avg.
     
  8. LayneStaley

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    Actually I take that back, I’ve only been thinking strictly positive about the blazers since the All-Star break, so 9-0
    :)
     
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  9. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    ...You had this game as a loss.
     
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  10. theprunetang

    theprunetang Project Pat with 20+ mpg

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    He had a lot of games listed as losses. He's an anti jinx.
     
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  11. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    He's also the anti-Bones which is about the worst thing you could be!
     
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  12. mook

    mook Zach Collins will be the starting PF by Nov 20th

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    Really hoping for an old-fashioned beatdown for Cleveland. Really make LeBron wonder how he'd look in a Blazers jersey. Failing that, I want LeBron ring-hunting somewhere else. He's just not relevant because that Cleveland team is so terrible, and I'd love to see him add to his legacy.
     
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    I feel good about this one but I pretty much feel good about the rest of our schedule. Only like 3 games against teams with a better record than ours and I like us in those three games. So at some point, we'll just flat out lose to a team when we least expect it and then we'll have to just start over and make a new streak like Utah has done.
     
  14. stampedehero

    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    th1E525IRS.jpg Since you anointed us with positive manifestation, I got to thank you.
     
  15. KingSpeed

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    One thing we are going to have to deal with soon is that teams are going to start to get up for us because they want to be the team that ends our win streak. We're not sneaking up on anyone.
     
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    Very true. Teams are going be bringing their BEST against us. That is where you want to be, as a team though.
     
  17. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig The Dude Abides Staff Member Moderator

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    This team has a swagger now.

    They fear nobody!!

    Edit for the poll.

    I couldn't vote against Dame.
    What he's done on and off the court for this team is greater than what Harden has done. Imo.

    The Rockets were supposed to be a front runner. How about us?
     
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  19. BlazerBeav

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    They have no one to stop Nurk in the post, unless they stick Lebron down there. But Lebron can't guard every spot.
     
  20. Eastoff

    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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