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. FlyinSouth

    FlyinSouth Active Member

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    As someone that would love to see Payton Pritchard get some Rookie of the Month or Year mentions, this pains me that the Blazers atrocious defense is allowing Edwards to go off with a career night by a wide, wide margin!
     
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  2. illmatic99

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    please this is a chicken or egg situation. benching the guy after his effort in preseason and in his limited minutes destroyed his confidence. he looks so tentative tonight after playing like a man possessed earlier.
     
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    He’ll be a scrub
     
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    2nd career 3 by Harry
     
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  5. Tince

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    The coach does run an offensive system. It's fair you don't like it, as long as you don't think it's only ISO and PnR.
     
  6. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    An old fashioned blowout is just what the doctor ordered after our last 2 losses
     
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    That unit couldn't not get rebound. But overall 1st and 2nd look good tonight.
     
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    Blazers defeat the Timberwolves 135-117, Blazers Uprise Post Game Show starts now!
     
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    WE'RE tied for 4th!!
    Well, in a 6-team tie for 4th....
     
  10. Tince

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    I haven't started checking the standings, but based off this place, I assumed we were around 10th-12th.
     
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    Listening to Nurks post-game comments it sounds like he's got another family matter (outside of his Grandma) that he is dealing with, likely health related.

    Puts things in perspective for why he's not in shape and more importantly, not mentally sharp. Family first.
     
  12. Wizard Mentor

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    We tied for 1st in our division!

    OK, I am not really that excited about 4-4.
     
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    OneSport3 The Knowledge Hoarder

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    Give Nurk a break. I trust he’ll come around soon.

     
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  14. Tince

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    they are in 10th...glass half empty:)
     
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    Ant could’ve had 5 assists in the 4th if players made wide open shots. I noticed he was making a big effort on D to move his feet and stay in front of his man. Seems Ant plays way better if he makes some shots. Once he goes 0-4 he starts getting in his own head.
     
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    This was definitely a Nurk Fever night.
     
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    Dame kind of looked like the Dame that went ballistic in Jan-Feb and the Dame that showed up in the bubble before his knee issue

    I'm wondering if he was a little too determined the first 6 games to get everybody involved and lost track of the way he needs to play to push Portland into winning. And a 3 month off season is a pretty short break for a guy who carries the burden he does

    sure didn't look like the declining 30 year old a couple of posters here claim he is when he isn't wearing the superman cape and averaging 45 points a game
     
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    This is basically exactly what he said after the game. He has been trying to get other involved these first few games, but wanted to come out more aggressive tonight.

    Just a lot less posts in general on a night where the complainers don't have much to piss and moan about.
     
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