Game Thread PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1, GAME 2: BLAZERS @ LAKERS - AUGUST 20, 2020 - THURSDAY, 6:00 , ESPN & NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Aug 18, 2020.

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Do you think Dame will drop a fiddy burger in the Playoffs?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2020.
  1. Yes

    81.5%
  2. No

    18.5%
  1. LayneStaley

    LayneStaley Well-Known Member

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    This will go 6, there will be one Dame freak out game, book it.
     
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    CupWizier Well-Known Member

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    Did you watch the championship series against Philly? Remind me how those first 2 games went.

    Sorry kj, i never thought you would be such a quiter.
     
  3. KSF-ERIC

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    It would make sense that they were tired being that they had just won 5 straight close games that requited every ounce of energy that they had. I think it's good they got to sit in the 4th quarter. I'd rather a blowout loss than a close game where you had a chance to win and blew it. We'll bounce back and win the series. I'm sure of it. And we'll win the second round too. Not sure about WCF but we'll see.
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    I'll tell you. The Blazers got their butts kicked by the Sixers by 18 points. Then they won 4 straight. I'm keeping track of who the quitters are on this forum and making notes. NateBishop quit after Game 5 of Denver series. Scalma quit before we had even played a home game in the WCF. We lost the series, yes, but you don't quit like that. It's disgusting.
     
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    He counted us out after the scrimmages. Hilarious.
     
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    Oh another quitter- BonesJones after Game 3 vs OKC.
     
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  7. BoomChakaLaka

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    We got out hustled and couldn’t hit our hat - perfect storm
     
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    The most frustrating part for me tonight was just the lack of hustle. Seemed the blazers were just step slow all night. Hopefully they get settled into their new rooms and come out Saturday with a little more fire. The whole team played a step slow, first time this bubble they have played like that. I expect a bounce back in the next game. To many missed wide open shots and the hustle plays plus the Lakers won't shoot that well again.
     
  10. wizenheimer

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    WTF?....quitters?

    when was the last time a poster here scored a point in an NBA game? How can we quit if we don't play. A bunch of people here being pessimistic about Portland's chance will not alter a single second of any possession in any game

    are you saying your idea of fandom is the best?

    this is a game thread. People are emotional in game threads. Always have been always will be. And I have to tell you, you "taking notes" about who is quitting and who isn't is kind of a loopy threat. "oh please man....don't pull out your notebook!!"
     
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    Told ya. We won’t win another game this series. Even if Dame was healthy. We have no answer to their lockdown defense..
     
  12. beast crnjo

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    Woah, you keep a diary on posters ?
     
  13. oldmangrouch

    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    Game 1: multiple players stepped up. Game 2: nobody stepped up, or even showed up.

    Newsflash for the "superior fans -some times it isn't losing, but HOW you lost that matters. Learn the game and then boast.
     
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    Hell Naw. This team got us on CLAMPS!

    we ain’t done shit since that 1st quarter in game 1
     
  15. LayneStaley

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    Honest question do you guys really feel like winning the championship in the bubble is the same as winning it in a normal year? I get everyone is playing by the same rules but that’s part of the problem, zero HCA makes this championship tainted imo. Sure I’d like to win it but won’t it have the same feel as the strike season, or worse? I’m glad Dame is showing up and gaining some more respect around the league but I’m not losing any sleep over not winning the bubble championship.
     
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    Dude we ain’t winning no rings this year. Let’s leave the championship talk to the real contenders
     
  17. LayneStaley

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    I’m not saying we are, I’m saying does it really even matter this year.
     
  18. Bruno_Sabino

    Bruno_Sabino From Brasil (Belem-PA)

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    I’m just worry about dame
     
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    Bull Dada. You are so focused on the coaching you are missing what the players are doing. In those first 4 quarters, the team played with heart and intensity and neither Stotts nor the Lakers could stop them. Tonight, no coach on earth could have over-come the crap level of play and the worst team in the league would have kicked us in the head and stolen our lunch money.
     
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    I had the Lakers winning 4-2....which is the same ratio of superstar advantage they have over us, 2-1. We have no wings and that was going to play havoc with us sooner or later. Trent is giving effort but he is barely past his rookie year and certainly doesn't have the length to contest LeBron, Davis on a switch, or perhaps even Kuzma.

    Their two biggest scorers are 6'9" and 6'11". Ours are 6'2" and 6'3". Theirs play better defense. Regardless of their inability to shoot, the NBA, for the most part, is a game of size or smurfs like me would be playing. We won game 1 which I was thrilled about but it took epically poor shooting by them for us to squeak out a victory in the last minute. The shot better this game and it was a blowout....before Dame ever went down. We shot a little better but in two games, aren't over 40%.

    ....and this is without Bradley and Playoff Rondo.

    I fear the worst.
     
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