Game Thread GAME# 72: NUGGETS @ BLAZERS - MAY 16, 2021 - SUNDAY, 6:00, NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, May 13, 2021.

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Who lost the Suns game for us?

Poll closed May 20, 2021.
  1. Anthony

    1.9%
  2. Covington

    26.9%
  3. Kanter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. McCollum

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Powell

    1.9%
  6. Refs

    26.9%
  7. Stotts

    36.5%
  8. The Suns just played better

    13.5%
  9. Other

    9.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2020-21 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    DENVER NUGGETS
    46 - 24
    (21-13 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    41 - 30
    (19-16 Home)


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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    [​IMG] PG [​IMG]
    FACUNDO CAMPAZZO VS DAMIAN LILLARD

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    AUSTIN RIVERS VS C.J. McCOLLUM

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    MICHAEL PORTER Jr. VS NORMAN POWELL

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    AARON GORDON VS ROBERT COVINGTON

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    NIKOLA JOKIC VS JUSUF NURKIC

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    WHEN: 6:00 PM (PDT), SUNDAY, 5/16/2021

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

    - DENVER NUGGETS-
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    MORRIS , HOWARD , DOZIER
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    HARRISON , CANCAR , GREEN
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    MILLSAP , NNAJI
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    McGEE , BOL

    -- 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

    NUGGETS
    Zeke Nnaji (left ankle): QUESTIONABLE
    Will Barton (right hamstring strain): QUESTIONABLE
    Monte Morris (right hamstring strain): QUESTIONABLE
    P.J. Dozier (strained right adductor): QUESTIONABLE
    Jamal Murray (torn left ACL): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Nassir Little (back): QUESTIONABLE
    Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    MICHAEL MALONE--- TERRY STOTTS



    :reading:OFFICIAL NUGGETS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES





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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Blazers failed to secure a ticket straight into the Playoffs, but they'll have another crack at it here, the season finale. This will also be the home closer, so I hope Portland fans can cheer the Blazers to an emphatic victory to end the season.

    If Portland loses, the Lakers will have an opportunity to pounce, stealing the 6th seed from the Blazers. We can't afford to lose this!


    PLAYOFF SEEDING RACE

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    Looking at the standings, it's likely the Blazers will be playing the Clippers in the first round of the Playoffs. But there's still a very outside chance for Dallas to fumble both of their final games away.
     
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  3. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Looking forward to this game!
     
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  4. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    If the Lakers beat the Pacers on Saturday morning, this game becomes a do or die game. If we lose a second must win in a row, I don't know what that does to the morale on this team. Will the guys be able to get up to beat the Warriors? If they can't beat the Warriors will they be beaten down so much that the Grizz beat them?

    We could very easily still miss the playoffs.
     
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  5. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    People are saying to lose to the Nuggets to go into the play in. Logic from them is that if you can win one game against the Warriors you can get the Suns instead of winning and getting the Clippers.

    Agree or disagree?
     
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  6. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    Whatever. At least with the Clippers we can bow out early and fire Terry immediately.
     
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  7. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    Disagree, if you get a chance to be locked into the playoffs, you do it. If we can beat the Nuggets we have to. We can still definitely miss the playoffs (the Warriors tend to beat us and we're 1-2 against the Grizz).
     
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  8. Scalma

    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Nuggets might be resting guys no?
     
  9. wizenheimer

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    disagree; the championship likely goes thru the Clippers. Portland would have to beat them to get a ring. Why delay the challenge. Besides that, there are plenty of posters here who say this year's team has solved the puzzle of playoff defenses selling out to stop Dame. Time to test if that's true. The Clippers will be a great test

    besides, if the Blazers are going to get curb-stomped by the Clippers, make it in the first round so Olshey and Stotts won't have any cover for them failing at their jobs

    and of course, maybe the biggest flaw with that suggestion is the idea of Portland beating the Warriors. I would not like Portland's chances in that game
     
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  10. BoomChakaLaka

    BoomChakaLaka Well-Known Member

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    I think we beat Clippers 4-3

    If we play Denver....we win 4-2 (without Murray)

    if we advance and face PHX, we win 4-3
    or if it’s Utah, we win 4-2

    if we play the Lakers for the WCF... we win 4-2

    and go on to play the Nets, winning it 4-3 in a game 7, overtime thriller with Melo hitting a shot at the buzzer for the victory!

    :cow::dunno:
     
  11. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Look, I know the loss was hard tonight... but I didn't think you hit the bottle that hard and quick!!
     
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  12. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    By the way, if you think we're stressing about this game... how about the guy who bet his house on 42 wins. How you think he feels tonight and how he's gonna feel Sunday. Yikes.
     
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  13. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    that looks a lot more like the results of peyote than booze
     
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  14. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    This is portland after all... I should have known better
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    This is the best post I’ve ever read. I hope everyone was taking notes! This is fandom. Enough is Enough!!!
     
  16. EGame

    EGame "You're the only one of these fools I trust"

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    We are going to win the Championship for the next 5 years!!
     
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    HolyBackboard 2 Hot 2 Stop It

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    Denver will be resting everyone.

    They would need to win out and LAC to lose out to get the 3rd seed. Also, if that scenario happened, by beating us it would likely cause a 3/6 Denver/Lakers matchup which the Nuggets want no part of. They'll rest and stay on Utah's side of the bracket.
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine this is true.
     
  19. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Lol. You tried so hard.
     
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    yeah if I’m Malone and I got my seed locked up I’m not playing anyone of value against a pissed off team fighting for their lives.
     
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