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 at 10:08 PM.

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Predict the winner of this series

Poll closed Sunday at 10:08 PM.
  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. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    I hate when networks do that. IMO the lack of crowd noise makes the game seem boring. They do that with football too.
    Do they do it just so we can hear the play by play guys better? What a joke. Hell I muted half the game just because of the announcers. I fucking hate the combo of Jackson and Van Gundy.
     
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  2. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Then why are plenty of other people here complaining about the same thing, genius?
     
  4. KingSpeed

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    Thanks.
     
  5. KingSpeed

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    Excuses, excuses. We don't have Nurkic. OKC lack depth and that is what is killing them. Olshey>Presti
     
  6. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    They're probably mistaken or looking for something to complain about too.
     
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    Totally agree
     
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  8. KingSpeed

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    Alright Darkwebs! Where's the Game 2 Thread?
     
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  9. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    RSC60 (aka CityofRoses aka GrandJury aka Tunchi) thinks to self - "How do I make it seem like I'm not Tunchi?"
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    I wasn't making any excuses for them at all. Just watched Paul George look pretty bad. He really is having a tough time.
    Not only that he is really their best outside threat. When the Blazers clamped down on him he looked a bunch like Dame did last year when there was just nothing else he could really do.
    Playoff basketball is tough. The Blazers have been through this and know they must play tough the whole game.
     
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    RSC60 Active Member

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    ??
     
  12. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Exactly.
     
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    TBpup Writing Team

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    Dame hit some big shots but we can all the The Turkish Delight for an incredible first Playoff game.
     
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    Here's a small game recap, I'm sure Bones will have one that's way better and you won't even have to read!

    1st Quarter. Blazers were pumped up it was obvious they wanted from the start to throw the 1st punch in this series. OKC seemed a bit shook for a little bit.
    2nd Quarter. The start of this the reserves played pretty well for a short time, Seth made some big shots and made some energy plays. This isn't a complaint about the refs calls whether they were good or bad, but I really felt that they started calling a lot of things, which slowed the game down to a lot of half court sets. This contributed to the Blazers losing focus and they started turning the ball over in bunches, which turned into transition points.
    The third and fourth quarter were basically a push, but that lead the Blazers jumped out too proved to be the punch they needed.

    Both teams leave today with a couple of obvious things they gotta do better. For OKC it's just shooting, they gotta hit some 3's for the Blazers it's turnovers and making WB see bodies off of his defensive rebounds.

    As a Blazer fan yes it would've been nice to see them put the game away early but OKC is a good team and I think it helps them going forward to know they can pull out a close game vs them after dropping close ones in their regular season matchups. Both teams can play better, I don't know why any Blazer fan would be too upset with the outcome. You got a win.
     
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    I went to Game 2 last year, it was slightly louder today, pretty close though.

    I went to Game 3 of the Warriors series the year before, it was about the same as that and that game had Nurk coming back from his injury to amp the crowd.

    I went to Game 3 of the Memphis series and it was just as loud today even though the crowd went nuts when Wes came out of the tunnel in the Iron Man mask.

    I was at Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in 2000. That game was probably louder due to both the magnitude of the game and the talent level of the team but it was negated by a huge portion of the crowd being Laker fans.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    Nice win and yes we need to get more from our wings.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    God, I hate Felton and Westbrook.
    So, Blazers, you're on a mission from God. Beat Okie City.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    Booooooooo!
     
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    Absolutely. Much better to win a close one in a pressure situation because the majority of these games will be close. Loved how they responded when it was cut to 1.
     
  20. SportsAndWhine

    SportsAndWhine Dumbass For Hire

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    Rewatching the early 4th quarter and I don’t know if you can overstate the nice job Zach Collins did of annoying and frustrating OKC on both ends of the court. He’s our Laimbeer.
     

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