Game Thread GAME# 70: PACERS @ BLAZERS - MARCH 18, 2019 - MONDAY, 7:30 PM, ESPN & NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Mar 16, 2019.

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Who do you want to start at SG in place of McCollum?

Poll closed Mar 23, 2019.
  1. Seth Curry

    7.4%
  2. Rodney Hood

    72.2%
  3. Jake Layman

    11.1%
  4. Anfernee Simons

    3.7%
  5. Gary Trent Jr

    5.6%
  6. Evan Turner

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

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    0.0%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2018-19 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    INDIANA PACERS
    44 - 26
    (17-17 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    42 - 27
    (25-9 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    DARREN COLLISON VS DAMIAN LILLARD

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    WES MATTHEWS VS RODNEY HOOD

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    BOJAN BOGDANOVIC VS MAURICE HARKLESS

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    THADDEUS YOUNG VS AL-FAROUQ AMINU

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    MYLES TURNER VS JUSUF NURKIC

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    WHEN: 7:30 PM (PDT), MONDAY, 1/18/2019

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    TV BROADCAST:

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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    -------- INDIANA PACERS --------
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    HOLIDAY , JOSEPH , SUMMER
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    REED , EVANS , McDERMOTT
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    JOHNSON , LEAF
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    SABONIS , O'QUINN

    ---- PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ----
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    CURRY , SIMONS , TURNER
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    TRENT Jr. , LAYMAN , LABISSIERE
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    COLLINS , KANTER , LEONARD



    INJURIES

    PACERS
    Victor Oladipo (quad tendon): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    C.J. McCollum (left leg injury): DOUBTFUL



    HEAD COACHES
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    NATE McMILLAN --- TERRY STOTTS




    :reading:OFFICIAL PACERS' 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 will be the last homestand of the season. It'll be 4 games against winnable opponents during the span of a week. This is where the Blazers must make hay if they want homecourt advantage in the Playoffs.

    Up first on this homestand will be the Pacers. It'll be a battle of the 4th. Both Indiana and Portland are the 4th place team in their respective Conferences.

    The injury to CJ hurts the Blazers (and probably hurt CJ even more). At this point, it remains to be seen how serious the injury is, nor how long he'll be out.

    Let's hope for the very best. And win some games here!
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I thank the Pacers kindly for beating the Thunder in their last game and now I'll ask them to be a little off their game so we can beat them soundly.
     
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    Against some teams i would consider the start for Curry. But against Wes i'm thinking Hood would be a better matchup.
     
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    I think Hood will start and he’ll have his minutes staggered so he’s also on the second unit. Layman will see a bump in minutes and hopefully we can get him more plays because they’ve completely abandoned running off ball stuff for him recently.
     
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    Pacers are no joke with or without Oladipo, hope Nurk can get their two bigs Turner and Sabonis in foul trouble. This is a home game and we need this one so Go Blazers!
     
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    Is it just me or does Indiana always play teams without one of their worst players?
     
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    I think the Pacers will be a tough out tomorrow night, and that was going to be true with a healthy CJ. Without him Portland will really need to move the ball around and maintain the motion in their offense. Dame will need good shot selection too
     
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    My second choice was Evan Turner.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    I saw something about CJ being out a week and maybe a little more. Dodged a bullet.
     
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    he'll be "re-evaluated" in a week but I'm not sure what exactly that means. Maybe a week of easy therapy then another MRI to check healing rate and inflammation?

    I'd think he'll be out longer than just a week or so. Blazers take off on a road trip 8 days from now. It's a 4 game road trip with 4 games in 6 nights including a B2B. Even is he recovers well, I'd be kind of surprised if he plays on that road trip. There are 5 games left after that trip. That seems like a reasonable target since the first of those final 5 games is only 2 weeks away

    but maybe he's a quick healer
     
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    Simons might actually get a look at some court time if Curry isn't on his game
     
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    Personally I think Layman would be a good fit. I like having the experience of Hood on the second team with ET, Kanter, and Curry. Dame is such a good passer that I think he would put Jake in a number of quality scoring situations. No matter who it is, GO BLAZERS!!
     
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    I think stotts will start hood but id like to get Simons some run.
     
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    It took me no less than 2 weeks to get back from that injury. I'm thinking you are probably right.
     
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    I bet Turner starts.
     
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    I think hood is our starter because if he's the 2nd/3rd scorer from the start he can get his shot going. Get him looks early and hope he gets hot. If he's missing, throw layman in.
     
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    He could but Stotts has a track record of not messing with his rotation when not needed and plugging in a player that fits the spot. I guess in either case that might be true? Turner/Hood/Curry. Against Mathews they will need more size than Curry.
     
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