GAME THREAD: BLAZERS @ ROCKETS - 1/20/2014, MONDAY, 5:00 PM (PST), TNT

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  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs R.I.P. Kersey Staff Member Moderator

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    WHEN: 5:00 PM, MONDAY, 1/20/2014


    WHERE: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    S T A R T E R S

    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
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    HOUSTON ROCKETS
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    BENCH ROTATION

    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
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    WILLIAMS , MCCOLLUM , ROBINSON , FREELAND

    HOUSTON ROCKETS
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    LIN , BROOKS , GARCIA , CASSPI , MOTIEJUNAS


    INJURIES
    ROCKETS
    Francisco Garcia (day-to-day, sore left knee)
    Greg Smith (day-to-day, sore right knee)
    Omer Asik (out, right knee injury)


    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS--- KEVIN MCHALE




    :reading:BLAZERS' GAME NOTES

    Happy MLK Day
    and GO BLAZERS!

     
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  2. Boise Blazer

    Boise Blazer Thread Lightly

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
    Portland at Houston tonight trying to become first team to sweep Texas Triangle since Boston in 2008. Elias says Blazers last did it in 1991
     
  3. BlazerCaravan

    BlazerCaravan The Knight of Lodoss

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    Nice logo graphics!
     
  4. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    Sad to say but Beverly gives Dame more trouble than probably any other PG in the league. I hope Dame doesn't try to do too much on him just to compensate for his previous mediocre performances.

    We have some serious matchup advantages with LA/Wes/Nic that he should consider.
     
  5. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    BTW, do a lot of you have the day off today? What's with all the matinee/early evening games on the schedule? This wasn't always the case with MLK day I thought
     
  6. Boise Blazer

    Boise Blazer Thread Lightly

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    It has been this way for at least the last 3-4 years on MLK day. It become kind of a tradition for me to watch games all day at work is the only reason I remember.
     
  7. Buffalo Blazer

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    From Rotowire.com regarding Terrance Jones, who has been huge for the Rockets:

    Jones took a knee to his left thigh during Sunday's practice, the Houston Chronicle reports.
    Spin:
    Jones was seen icing the region following drills, thus placing some question into his availability Monday versus the Rockets. The injury is one day removed from a career-best performance, in which he racked up 36 points (14-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-10 FT) in 38 minutes. His activity level in Monday's morning shootaround could forecast his status for that evening's tilt.
     
  8. maxiep

    maxiep RIP Dr. Jack

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    There was an error in the root post. Asik doesn't have a right knee injury; he strained his right fallopian tube.

    Seriously, I want this guy and his shitty attitude nowhere near our team.
     
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    maxiep RIP Dr. Jack

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    My guess is the Rockets are going to turn this game into Lawyerball. Howard and Harden are going to try to put Lopez and Wes in foul trouble first and run their offense second. That's their best chance to win.

    I hope members the Academy will be watching closely tonight.
     
  10. Strenuus

    Strenuus Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, Here's the ref assignments for the game

    Marc Davis Eli Roe Josh Tiven
     
  11. Boise Blazer

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    I will see you ref assignments and raise you an announcers list:

    Pinwheel Empire @pinwheelempire
    TNT crew is Brian Anderson (making his NBA on TNT debut, normally Brewers PBP guy), Reggie Miller and Rachel Nichols #ripcity #Blazers
     
  12. BrianFromWA

    BrianFromWA Editor in Chief Staff Member Editor in Chief

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    Home team winning %'s,

    Davis 55%
    Tiven 54%
    Roe 37%

    Tiven's 40th in fouls called per game, Roe 86th and Davis 82nd (out of 96 who've called at least 1 game)

    http://www.nbastuffer.com/referee_stats
     
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    Ooh. I don't mind taking a gander at Rachel. But we get the new guy.... Hmm.
     
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    Oh boy... There's going to be a lot of complaining on the court tonight.
     
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    I think this is the toughest game of the trip so far. If Portland played Dallas and SA after Houston, I'd say Houston was still the toughest of the 3. I'm dreading the FTAs as well.

    The good news is, Portland is performing nearly identical shooting percentages (FG%, 3P%, FT%) on the road as they are at home, AND they are the only team in the top 8 in all 3 shooting percentage categories. ;)
     
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    Heat check game, this one will be a dogfight I fear. Keeping Robin on the court and getting Howard in early foul trouble will help but Wes has to bring it on defense as well as Damian. Looking for Nico to bring offense to this one and back up his allstar interview. Triple double maybe?
     
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    Yes, the FTA of course made the foul situation implicit. Not looking forward to that at all. :(

    Although, can we say that Freeland is another big reason Portland is so good this season? His rim defense has been a breath of fresh air from last season
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    #5thStringRefs
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    With those refs...... I bet Harden shoots 30 FTs tonight. I bet Wes just got a foul called on him right now in the hotel lobby.
     
  20. BrianFromWA

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    2 of the 3 are ranked 82nd or lower out of 96 refs in fouls called, and the other one 40th. How do you figure?
     

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