Game Thread PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1, GAME 1: THUNDER @ BLAZERS - APRIL 14, 2019, SUNDAY, 12:30 PM, ABC

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Apr 13, 2019.

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Predict the winner of this series

Poll closed Apr 14, 2019.
  1. Blazers in 4

    4.5%
  2. Blazers in 5

    11.9%
  3. Blazers in 6

    43.3%
  4. Blazers in 7

    26.9%
  5. Thunder in 4

    3.0%
  6. Thunder in 5

    4.5%
  7. Thunder in 6

    6.0%
  8. Thunder in 7

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2018-19 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
    49 - 33
    (22-19 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    53 - 29
    (32-9 Home)

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    WHEN: 12:30 PM (PDT), SUNDAY, 4/14/2019

    WHERE: MODA CENTER, PORTLAND, OR
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
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    FELTON , SCHRODER , DIALLO
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    BURTON , NADER , GRANTHAM
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    PATTERSON , MORRIS , NOEL

    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
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    CURRY , SIMONS , HOOD
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    TURNER , TRENT Jr. , LAYMAN
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    LABISSIERE , COLLINS , LEONARD


    INJURIES

    THUNDER
    Paul George (right shoulder): PROBABLE
    Steven Adams (right shoulder soreness): PROBABLE
    Andre Roberson (left patellar tendon): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS

    Jusuf Nurkic (left leg injury): OUT


    HEAD COACHES
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    BILLY DONOVAN --- TERRY STOTTS




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    :reading:TRAIL BLAZERS' OFFICIAL GAME NOTES



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  2. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    Nice job @Darkwebs! Thanks!

    Who's going to the game?
     
  3. -Ace-

    -Ace- Section 223

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    I'll be there, as usual. Can't wait!
     
  4. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I'll be perfectly honest, I'm just not quite sure who I'm rooting for in this series.
     
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  5. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    Dame would not be amused
     
  6. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers Ride the REmerge

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    But understanding of our Special friend.
     
  7. Bruno_Sabino

    Bruno_Sabino Biggets Blazer fan in south america

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    We are expecting this playoff for a year. It’s time to redeem ourselves. Believe in Dame and CJ. This group is capable. Our team has heart, im proud to be a fan of a great organization with a lot of great people around, staff, cameras, reporters, and of course Kevin and Lamar. Let’s Bring this W for this city, we need it! My heart will be in Portland. Let’s go. ♥️
     
  8. hoopsjock

    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    I'll be disappointed in myself if my voice isn't completely gone in about 16 hours.

    That place needs to be fucking loud tomorrow!
     
  9. Driew

    Driew Well-Known Member

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    I'll be honest I'm not sure why you're allowed to still post here.
     
  10. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Whoever predicted okc to sweep just needs to be banned now.

    I demand a mod mediated investigation into who this perp was and have him fully prosecuted and imprisoned for life.
     
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  11. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    Simons isn't starting?
     
  12. H.C.

    H.C. Writing Team

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    Heres hoping Collins is consistent with his offensive production. Which will allow him to get minutes to produce defensively.
    More difficult to gameplan against bench players. Hoping for a big series out of him.
     
  13. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Went I look up our 4 games our bench out score there bench 3-4 games this year. What we did not do was a good job on Westbrook and George on defense. Aminu and Harkless must keep George below 30 and Westbrook under 30. Dame must keep everyone involved on offensive. Just seems like sometimes Dame try to out score Westbrook and to much. Our bench must score at least 30 plus points and we do all that I think we will have the win.
     
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  14. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    Blazers have not won a Game #1 since the 2013/2014 season against the Rockets. Blazers won 122-120 behind a Herculean effort from LaMarcus Aldridge who had 46 points and 18 rebounds.

    Time for another Game #1 win!
     
  15. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    The crowd better be loud. I want Russell getting into it with the crowd and messing up their attack
     
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    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Collins is going to be the X factor in this series. I think Stotts is going to be forced to cut Kanters minutes if OKC attacks him in the pick and roll with Adams like they did when he was with the Knicks. We already know how bad our guards are in P&R defense, so they’re not going to make Kanters job any easier. Collins doesn’t have the size to bang with Adams, but they don’t really post him up that much anyway. Rebounding is going to be an issue, but that’s where other guys will have to step up and help, namely Aminu.

    George is going to be George. Russ is going to be Russ. But they’re going to need more than those two to beat Portland. Just like Portland is going to need more than Lillard and CJ. I see OKC having the advantage, so if we want to beat them, a guy like Collins must step up.

    I’m also interested in seeing how Layman handles the big stage. If he struggles, Stotts will play Meyers, although he really should play Skal, who’s a better matchup against Noel and Morris.
     
  17. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    I know it's tough for you when the Lakers aren't playing....
     
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  18. TBpup

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    Clarified.
     
  19. Wizard Mentor

    Wizard Mentor Wizard Mentor

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    Big Series.

    If we win, we put last year's debacle in the rearview mirror.
    If we don't, we don't.

    #SpecterLoomingOrRedemption?
     
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    Time for Lillard to play the best Playoffs of his Career, and the rest of the Team.
     
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