Game Thread PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1, GAME 1: BLAZERS @ WARRIORS - 4/16/17, SUNDAY, 12:30 PM (PDT), ABC

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Predict the outcome of this series

Poll closed Apr 16, 2017.
  1. Warriors in 4

    8.5%
  2. Warriors in 5

    25.4%
  3. Warriors in 6

    9.9%
  4. Warriors in 7

    2.8%
  5. Blazers in 4

    4.2%
  6. Blazers in 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Blazers in 6

    36.6%
  8. Blazers in 7

    12.7%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2016-17 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    41 - 41
    (16-25 Road)
    GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

    67 - 15
    (36-5 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------

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    DAMIAN LILLARD VS STEPHEN CURRY

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    C.J. McCOLLUM VS KLAY THOMPSON

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    EVAN TURNER VS KEVIN DURANT

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    MOE HARKLESS VS DRAYMOND GREEN

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    NOAH VONLEH VS ZAZA PACHULIA

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    WHEN: 12:30 PM, SUNDAY, 4/16/2017

    WHERE: ORACLE ARENA, OAKLAND, CA
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
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    NAPIER , QUARTERMAN , CONNAUGHTON
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    CRABBE , AMINU
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    LAYMAN , LEONARD

    GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
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    CLARK , LIVINGSTON , McCAW
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    IGUODALA , LOONEY , McADOO
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    WEST , JONES , McGEE

    INJURIES

    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Jusuf Nurkic (right leg, non-displaced fibular fracture): QUESTIONABLE
    Ed Davis (left shoulder): OUT
    Festus Ezeli (left knee): OUT
    WARRIORS

    Kevon Looney (left hip strain): QUESTIONABLE
    Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    TERRY STOTTS --- STEVE KERR




    :reading:WARRIORS' OFFICIAL GAME NOTES
    :reading:BLAZERS' OFFICIAL GAME NOTES



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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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  3. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    Give us Nurk or give us death
     
  4. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I'm Listening

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    I learned a long time ago not to go against Damian Lillard. Blazers in 6!
     
  5. Dougnsalem

    Dougnsalem not barfo

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    Yeah, let's hope for a lineup change.....
     
  6. HAAK72

    HAAK72 Well-Known Member

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    ...and now only 14.5 pt underdogs in Vegas! Get your bets in y'all :devilwink:
     
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  7. Five Second Violation

    Five Second Violation Well-Known Member

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    Lillard will score 45+ at least once in this series.
     
  8. KingSpeed

    KingSpeed Veteran

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    Curry and Durant have lost their last 6 playoff games combined. They are in complete free fall and don't even remember how to win in playoffs. Blazers in 4.
     
  9. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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  10. Boise Blazer

    Boise Blazer Thread Lightly

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    After listening to Rip City Report podcast they did have one good point that I hadn't thought of. The Nurkic effect aside, Evan Turner could be the x-factor in this series not only for his ball handling and defense but he does have a good amount of playoff experience. That could come in handy at some point.
     
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  11. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    Fucking Jinxspeed.

    Now I know we're going to get swept.
     
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  12. RipCityDSCPL

    RipCityDSCPL Could be worse, at least it's not Lonzo.

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    Yeah it boggled my mind that NO ONE in the media(national or local radio, news, etc) has even brought up Turner and his impact in this series other than Freeman and Holdahl. Isn't this Warriors' team the exact reason why we signed Turner in the first place? To have a third ball handler on the court and to defend one of Curry/Durant/Thompson with Harkless and Aminu?
     
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  13. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Damn I love this board somtimes. What a bunch of homers
     
  14. Boise Blazer

    Boise Blazer Thread Lightly

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    For all the people that want to throw Dame under the bus for his prediction there sure are A LOT of media people predicting a Warriors SWEEP! I hope that motivates the Blazers. Momentum can be a crazy thing...
     
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  15. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    You can tell the NBA is really optimistic about this game going the full 7.....

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    I hate this league. And I hate Green's big lipped fucking smart ass face too.
     
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  16. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    We need Nurkic. Offensively he can show the game down through post ups. Take longer possessions means less possessions. Less possessions means we have to be better than them over a smaller sample to win.

    Post ups also lead to turnovers, which the Warriors thrive off of. It also means there's 2 guards up top to get back and stop transition baskets.
     
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  17. Boise Blazer

    Boise Blazer Thread Lightly

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    Warriors Release Statement on Scheduling Conflict with Chance the Rapper Concert | Bleacher Report (via https://br.app.link/get-the-app ) http://teamstre.am/2p20g6M

    Another interesting wrinkle

     
  18. MARIS61

    MARIS61 Real American

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    On this day just 2 years ago...

     
  19. Scalma

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    This just makes me angry. Why does he look more experienced two years ago than today is he fucking Benjamin Button even his god damn release is faster fuuuuuckin kill me.
     
  20. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I'm Listening

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    The last time the Warriors s5 played together in full was Feb 28, 2017 - The game which Durant sprained his MCL.

    The Warriors have sat one of their s5 in every game since Durant's return 3 games ago.
     
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