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. LuckyShot

    LuckyShot Well-Known Member

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    H.C. Writing Team

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    I hope we get Dorris Burke as an announcer in g2/3/4/5/6/7
     
  3. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Just watch the game, it was a tough one but FUCK YEAH WE WON and that's all that matter
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    A lot of people saying "we won but played bad it doesn't bode well for the rest of the serie" but you can also turn it around and say "we still won despite playing like shit we're in great shape for the next games" so.... eh
     
  5. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    This. If the Thunder shot their average from the 3, this would have been a blowout. We cannot rely on them staying cold the entire series. I think game 2 is going to be a much more realistic taste of what facing the Thunder will be like.

    I'm happy for the win, but I feel like it's more of an anomaly than an earned win. And that's no disrespect intended towards Dame or Kanter. Dame I thought didn't play GREAT, but it was good enough.

    He's definitely a rotation player, and certainly NOT worth a 10th round pick. I'm beyond sick and tired of drafting projects and those whom are barely old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes.
     
  6. TorturedBlazerFan

    TorturedBlazerFan Well-Known Member

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    I can understand being tired of drafting projects but after the top 5 of most draft classes its all hit or miss guys and projects. Its weird to draft guys and say well we don’t think he’s going to contribute much for a year or two but its not like theyve had really high selections to work with.
     
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  7. Blazer_Hippie

    Blazer_Hippie Batum getting ballsy!

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    Can confirm - Chris Craig has some lungs on him!

    Huge shoutout to Orion for getting me into the game to sit next to Chris!
     
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    BLAZINGGIANTS Well-Known Member

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    When we drafted Collins, he wasn’t old enough to buy smokes in Oregon...
     
  9. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Just watched the game......great W for the boys! Enjoyed not working it. Daughter had two soccer games. Had to tell all the parents not to give me updates and I turned my phone off. Sucks we blew that big lead, but after the buzzer sounded, we had more points than them. All that matters. 1-0!
     
  10. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon Just to piss you off.

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    I wish we had more hits than misses and projects.
     
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    You do realize crowd noise is a controllable thing on tv? They can mute it out or let it roar. Most often its toned down on tv so viewers can still hear the announcers.

    Ive been to many loud games to come back and watch it and say to myself. Man it was louder than it seems on tv.
     
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  12. stampedehero

    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Great Graphics!!! Possibly your best ever!!!
     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Kanter really put it together. The scramble for the loose balls and rebounds got me screaming with admiration for the gutsy performances from both teams.
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    I am not giving up on the kid he may not going be a super star but he going be a good usable big man that just needs to get stronger. He actually one better defender that has helped us win some games this year by his impact at the defensive end.
     
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    Yea we played in spurts after the 1st quarter but our front line actually played some pretty good D. I think our starting guards has give better effort on D. Yes they played in spurts at that end but overall they wasn't real good. I know sometimes I felt Dame gave some bad effort on that end. There were times when they didn't even set a pick and Westbrook just drove by him without him even try to keep in front of him. Now I know someone will try to slam me talking about Dame because he score 28 points but I could go into his offensive too.
     
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    Dame loves that pullup from the right wing by the arena logo to start off the game. He did the same for the very first shot in his career.

     
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    Meyers looked better back then....sigh.
     
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    All I can tell you is Portland seemed like one of the quietest stadiums on TV.
     
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    It’s smart, it’s not much farther from that logo than it is for a straight-away three - yet no one guards that area
     
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    Maybe if you repeated yourself some more people will believe you and you'll have won.
     

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