Game Thread GAME# 8: TIMBERWOLVES @ BLAZERS - JANUARY 7, 2021 - THURSDAY, 7:00 PM, NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Jan 5, 2021.

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Who's the biggest ball hog on the Blazers?

Poll closed Jan 12, 2021.
  1. Dame

    2.2%
  2. McCollum

    19.6%
  3. Melo

    63.0%
  4. Trent

    4.3%
  5. Simons

    2.2%
  6. Other

    2.2%
  7. Blevins

    6.5%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2020-21 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
    2 - 5
    (1-3 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    3 - 4
    (1-2 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    D'ANGELO RUSSELL VS DAMIAN LILLARD

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    JARRETT CULVER VS C.J. McCOLLUM

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    MALIK BEASLEY VS DERRICK JONES Jr.

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    JUANCHO HERNANGOMEZ VS ROBERT COVINGTON

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    ED DAVIS VS JUSUF NURKIC

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    WHEN: 7:00 PM (PST), THURSDAY, 1/7/2021

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    TV BROADCAST:

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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    -- MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES --
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    McLAUGHLIN , HAGANS , RUBIO
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    OKOGIE , EDWARDS , LAYMAN
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    VANDERBILT , McDANIELS , REID


    ---- PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ----
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    SIMONS , TRENT Jr. , BLEVINS
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    ELLEBY , HOOD , LITTLE
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    ANTHONY , GILES , KANTER



    INJURIES

    TIMBERWOLVES
    Josh Okogie (left hamstring strain): QUESTIONABLE
    Jaylen Nowell (left soleus strain): OUT
    Karl-Anthony Towns (dislocated left wrist): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Rodney Hood (left quad strain): QUESTIONABLE
    Zach Collins (ankle): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    RYAN SAUNDERS --- TERRY STOTTS




    :reading:OFFICIAL TIMBERWOLVES' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES






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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's the next game thread.

    Just ignore the last game. Remove it from your mind.
     
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    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    Good idea. I'm gonna do just that.
     
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    A pathetic Wolves roster.....so a close game?
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I predict that we go up by 20 in the first quarter and then squander that lead over the next two and three fourths quarters before giving up that lead very late and losing. That's like a nightmare scenario that I'm sure would never happen to this team... but if it did that would fucking suck.
     
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  6. B-Roy

    B-Roy If it takes months

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    I kind of want to lose. Looking at how this team has performed, and Terry's history....

    Makes me think the upside of this team is a 42 win season and another first round out. I'd rather flame out so there's actual pressure to fire Terry's ass (not that I think it would even happen in that scenario)
     
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    42-30 wouldn't be a terrible record.
     
  8. TBpup

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    Not bad at all. Sadly, we are off to our usual slow start and would need to go 39-26 the rest of the way.
    Not seeing that unless things change dramatically.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Bro...... YOUR winning % compared to @THE HCP 's needs to be in the game notes!
     
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    DJJ has been trash
     
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    I do not trust this team one bit!!! T volves by 25.
     
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    It's been my prediction since the beginning. 42-30 in the season prediction thread.
    It gets them the 6th seed and a tough first round but winnable.
    it's the equivalent of a 48 win season over 82 games.

    This season is very tough to figure? I'm still going with 10-10 to start but hoping for one or two better.
     
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    AldoTrapani Well-Known Member

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    Told u this team sucks
     
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    kjironman1 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting definition of "Sucks" but of course we expect that from you.
     
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    I put "other" on the poll. I would say tie between Trent and Melo.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Went thru the numbers and did a quick passes/min calculation.

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    Of course this is oversimplifying it. More relevant would be passes per touch.

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  17. Chris Craig

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

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    Probably a loss
     
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    We need to stop calling CJ a ballhog. By nearly every metric, he is almost on par with Dame in the passing regard. I wonder if there's a difference between this year and last.

    Trent, otoh? dude is a chucker.

    But it's all systemic. Looking at team numbers, we are 29th in the league in passing, yet again. Only Orlando is behind us. This is Terry Stotts' offense
     
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    CJ has definately improved his passing. Still goes Iso too much for my preference, but certainly not as often.

    Trent has become a complete chucker but this was not expected and why I didn't want Melo back. Gary is always on the court when Melo is and he KNOWS if he doesn't shoot it the first chance he gets, he will never get it back once it hits Melo's hands. He is in a contract year and needs to prove himself. Those two forces create a disaster of an outcome.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    it's Terry's offense. The passing culture just isn't there. They think because they had the third highest ORTG last year, this sorta game is OK. Just listen to what Terry says in his PCs. Dude always attributes any critiques about offense to missed shots, ignoring that we probably take the most contested/tough shots in the league.
     

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