Game Thread GAME# 69: BLAZERS @ SPURS - MARCH 16, 2019 - SATURDAY, 5:30 PM, NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Mar 15, 2019.

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How receptive are you to the idea of LaMarcus coming back to the Blazers someday?

Poll closed Mar 22, 2019.
  1. 1 - Hell no! I don't want that traitor on my team.

    17.0%
  2. 2

    6.4%
  3. 3

    8.5%
  4. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 5

    25.5%
  6. 6

    8.5%
  7. 7

    12.8%
  8. 8

    4.3%
  9. 9

    4.3%
  10. 10 - YES! Aldridge is one of the best Blazers of all time. He deserves a second chance here.

    12.8%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2018-19 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    42 - 26
    (17-17 Road)
    SAN ANTONIO SPURS

    40 - 29
    (27-7 Home)

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    ---------PROBABLE STARTERS---------

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    DAMIAN LILLARD VS BRYN FORBES

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    C.J. McCOLLUM VS DERRICK WHITE

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    MOE HARKLESS VS DeMAR DeROZAN

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    AL-FAROUQ AMINU VS LaMARCUS ALDRIDGE

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    JUSUF NURKIC VS JAKOB POELTL

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    WHEN: 5:30 PM (PDT), SATURDAY, 3/16/2019

    WHERE: AT&T CENTER, SAN ANTONIO, TX
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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


    - SAN ANTONIO SPURS-
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    MILLS , BELINELLI , WALKER IV
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    PONDEXTER , MOORE , CUNNINGHAM
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    GAY , BERTANS
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    METU , EUBANKS


    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Moe Harkless (left knee soreness): QUESTIONABLE
    SPURS
    Dejounte Murray (right ACL): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- GREG POPOVICH


    :reading:OFFICIAL SPURS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES








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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    This is the final game of the roadie, and of course it's against the toughest opponent on this trip (who is currently the hottest team in the NBA with 7 straight wins) on the second night of a back-to-back.

    The Spurs are in 6th place in the West trying to catch up with the 4th-place Blazers. With a win here, San Antonio would pull within 1.5 games of Portland. But if the Blazers win, they would essentially jump 2 additional games ahead of the Spurs (by way of owning the tiebreaker).

    What a coincidence (or is it destiny) that Lillard passes Aldridge for 2nd place in All-Time Blazers scoring, and then plays Aldridge the very next game.

    And I'm curious to see if Moe will play tonight. Hood started in his place and played magnificently, shooting 5 of 7 and having the highest +/- for the night with 17. If Moe is a no-go, will Hood get the start again, and can he replicate a little bit of his success from the previous game?

    There's only 2 more back-to-backs this season for the Blazers. That's how you know the season is winding down. And the fact that teams in the West are jockeying for Playoff positioning. Winning this game would be a good first step in cementing the Blazers' chances at a top seed. Let's go and get it!
     
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    Propagandist Unknown Quantity

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    "La sigh" made my night. Thank you.
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    The thing that make me going "meh" about LA returning is that he's 33. He's probably gonna start declining soon
     
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    La Hilarious!!!
     
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    He’s got two years left on his contract and a game that should age well since he doesn’t rely on athleticism.

    As for others calling him a traitor and a liar? People can change their minds. People can also grow. Lillard obviously got over it and is friends with him now, so why is it still an issue to people that don’t even know him?

    Is he a good basketball player? Yes. Would he make Portland better? Yes. As long as a guy isn’t a criminal, that’s all I care about.
     
  8. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Need a good game out of Harkless or Hood tonight. Kanter might have a good matchup depending on what Pops does? Dante Cunningham probably cannot cover Ennis. Last night Kanter put up another 17/8 and if they can get that again the Blazers will be in a good spot. So they go Rudy Gay or switch up Aldridge and Poeltl. The way it looks on paper the Blazers have a second unit advantage. Spurs also played last night though it was a blowout win against the Knicks that no player played more than 28 mins.
    It would be nice to see Jake and Seth make some of those wide open looks from three. Just were not falling last night. Not often the second unit goes 1-10 from three.
     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Whoever cut Walkers' hair should be exiled from the fashion world.
     
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    “If you want to see a Blazer Win today, Gimme a Hell Yeah” - Austin 3:16
     
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    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

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    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    I had a Blazers-sponsored tea burst in my refrigerator today, and it took me an hour to clean it up. Brew Dr. Kombucha "Happiness".

    I think it's an Omen.
     
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    I'm trying to figure out if you think it's a good or bad omen.
     
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    We can't afford to lose tonight. The Spurs are really not too far away from us.
    I expect Golden State to beat OKC. So, we can keep that distance from them.
     
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    Good looks early they just aren't going in.
     
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    I like when Nurkic makes a couple of those as long as he's not settling. It pulls out his man which means they can start going back door. Let's get ready for some DUNKS!
     

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