Game Thread PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1, GAME 1: PELICANS @ BLAZERS - APRIL 14, 2018, SATURDAY, 7:30 PM PDT, ESPN & NBCSNW

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How do you see the series playing out?

Poll closed Apr 14, 2018.
  1. Blazers in 4

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  2. Blazers in 5

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  3. Blazers in 6

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  4. Blazers in 7

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  5. Pelicans in 4

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  6. Pelicans in 5

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  7. Pelicans in 6

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  8. Pelicans in 7

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  1. Cippy91

    Cippy91 Habitual Line Stepper

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    Only ref bashing occurred in the 1st quarter when two really weak calls got called against us. That’s it. There is however a lot of stotts bashing. I don’t want him fired but he wasn’t great tonight, I will say that.
     
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  2. Strenuus

    Strenuus Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Eh, They had two of the same for NOLA, so it evened out.

    I just do not get the last two plays at all. Makes no sense. With timeouts? Sure. Without? No.
     
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  3. blue9

    blue9 Well-Known Member

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    Tater Totts is a giant turd of a coach who had no clue how to run an effective offense. Gentry had a clear plan of attack and had his team ready to execute. If it hadn’t have been for a few spirited minutes of play, that had nothing to do with coaching and was entirely the product of effort, this was an absolute blowout. I can’t fathom how anybody can think Terry is a good coach.
     
  4. SynTax

    SynTax Well-Known Member

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    Man, unfortunate loss. I feel like we lose this in five or six, honestly. AD >> Lillard (Not a slight at Dame, AD is just that good), and Jrue > CJ. And I don't think we make up for it with any other match-ups in our favor. Nurk is irrelevant in this series, and Aminu and ET are both negatives unless they can hit the three, and neither of them has been able to in awhile. I think our best chance is Hark coming back Tuesday at near 100%. If he doesn't, I'd guess that we are heading to NO down 0-2.

    I really hope I'm wrong, but this team just didn't look like it belonged on the same floor as the Pelicans for most of that game. Lillard was awful. CJ was awful. Aminu, Nurk, Turner, etc. All pretty bad. We were outplayed at every position. Hopefully Dame and the team come out and make me look dumb, but it felt like we were lucky to not lose by 20.

    Still rooting for the Blazers, though! Hoping they prove me wrong and get the Gentleman's sweep!
     
  5. KingSpeed

    KingSpeed Veteran

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    So where's the thread for Game 2, DarkWebs? Time to move on! I just bought my tickets to both games in New Orleans. Need a win on Tuesday so that I'm not there for a sweep.
     
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    KingSpeed Veteran

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    Good post. Just keeping it real. Yes, Blazers in 5!
     
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    Drttimmy Active Member

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    I haven't read through the threads yet, but I think, ultimately, it boils down to the respective team stars. Holliday and AD brought it, Dame and CJ did not. I was actually pleased with the rest of our team. Thought everyone 3-10 contributed something. That's all we can really expect, since we don't have a 3rd guy on this team who can take over like CJ or Dame.

    It's commonly said the post season is a different game altogether, because everyone elevates their focus, intensity. I was curious if our Blazers, specifically Dame and CJ, have that necessary additional gear in them. For one game, anyway, nope. I'm not sure what adjustments we can make, because we're not built to work through other guys. Dame and CJ stir the drink. And we can't radically tweak the rotation, because 3-10 work best in rhythm. We've seen what taking Harkless and Davis out did to that rhythm. Just very fragile in that regard. Maybe getting Harkless back will restore that some. I do think Collins will be given more minutes as the series goes on, as I think he matches up best to Davis. Other than that, we just gotta pray Dame and CJ can find a way to elevate their games or this one will be over quickly. Hats off to the Pelicans, though, they're a well rounded club.
     
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  8. Lukee

    Lukee Well-Known Member

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    We are down 3 with 14sec or something and after timeout we make a play for Leonard?? Somebody is fucking with us. Seriously Terry, what the fuck?
     
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  9. theprunetang

    theprunetang Project Pat with 20+ mpg

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    Dude. We are all right with you. None of us have an answer for that.
     
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    theprunetang Project Pat with 20+ mpg

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    For @Labinot41 , Terry Stotts wird auf den Hals seines eigenen Teams stampfen. Was kann ich sagen?

    Meh?
     
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    PHXBlazer1 Well-Known Member

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    Even bolder prediction: Blazers win the next 4 games
     
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  12. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    God damn that last minute was sad.

    I think we still win the series considering the only time we played half decent we came back from 19 down, but man this is disappointing
     
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    Its hard to win a playoff game shooting 38%..we lost by two..I dont think their defense is that good, so I'm not worried at all. AD doesn't even worry me..if we lose this series it'll be because of Rondo
     
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    And one more good thing..20 year old Zach Collins looked ready for the moment..
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Well I didn't expect that.

    Only home team to lose

    Dame can't go 6-23 if we want to win
     
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    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Shouldve taken 2 meletonin. Gonna stay up all night now.
     
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    Orion Bailey WHINEY BIG BITCH!!!!!

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    Possibly. Did i walk away with a pretzel and look all nervous? Its cause they started losing shen i stepped away in the second.
    I was like, “ im jinxing them. Must get back to seat asap!”
     
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    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    I wonder if Terry is losing as much sleep as I am after his decisions during that loss
     
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    BrunoSOC Ripcity from Brazil

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    Gods plan
     
  20. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    Hey, WAKE UP
     
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