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Game Thread PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1, GAME 2: PELICANS @ BLAZERS - APRIL 17, 2018, TUESDAY, 7:30 PM (PDT), TNT & NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Apr 15, 2018.

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What/who was the primary reason for Game 1's loss?

Poll closed Sunday at 3:23 AM.
  1. Olshey

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Stotts/Blazers' coaching staff

    29.3%
  3. Blazers' starters

    48.0%
  4. Blazers' bench

    1.3%
  5. Alvin Gentry/Pelican's coaching staff

    0 vote(s)
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  6. Anthony Davis

    5.3%
  7. Jrue Holiday

    10.7%
  8. Pelicans' players in general

    2.7%
  9. Referees

    0 vote(s)
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  10. Portland crowd/fans

    2.7%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Let's get dangerous! Staff Member Moderator

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    2017-18 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
    48 - 34
    (24-17 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    49 - 33
    (28-13 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    RAJON RONDO VS DAMIAN LILLARD

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    JRUE HOLIDAY VS C.J. McCOLLUM

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    E’TWAUN MOORE VS EVAN TURNER

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    NIKOLA MIROTIĆ VS AL-FAROUQ AMINU

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    ANTHONY DAVIS VS JUSUF NURKIC

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    WHEN: 7:30 PM, TUESDAY, 4/17/2018

    WHERE: MODA CENTER, PORTLAND, OR
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    TV BROADCAST:
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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------
    NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
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    DREW II , CLARK , COOKE
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    CRAWFORD , LIGGINS , HILL
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    MILLER , DIALLO , OKAFOR

    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
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    NAPIER , BALDWIN IV , CONNAUGHTON
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    LAYMAN , SWANIGAN , COLLINS
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    DAVIS , LEONARD , PAPAGIANNIS

    INJURIES
    PELICANS
    DeMarcus Cousins (Left Achilles Rupture): OUT
    Alexis Ajinca (Right Knee Injury): OUT
    Frank Jackson (Right Foot Fracture): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Moe Harkless (left knee arthroscopy): QUESTIONABLE
    C.J. Wilcox (G LEAGUE): OUT



    HEAD COACHES
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    ALVIN GENTRY --- TERRY STOTTS




    :reading:PELICANS' OFFICIAL GAME NOTES
    :reading:TRAIL BLAZERS' OFFICIAL GAME NOTES


    PREVIOUS MEETINGS IN THE SERIES

    GAME #1: Loss 97-95





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  2. theprunetang

    theprunetang Project Pat with 20+ mpg

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    @Darkwebs, thank you so much for putting this up before @HCP could jinx us with another shitty game thread. I swear our team gets basketball AIDS every time he creates a game thread.
     
  3. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    If we lose in the first round do Stotts get fired ?

    I believe he should, but I don't believe we'll lose
     
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  4. PHXBlazer1

    PHXBlazer1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm predicting a reverse gentlemens sweep
     
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  5. BonesJones

    BonesJones Don't Yell At Me

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    I promise not to write an over-emotionally charged and frustrated post this game.
     
  6. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    promise goes out of the window the second the game start !
     
  7. BonesJones

    BonesJones Don't Yell At Me

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    I keep my promises.
     
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  8. Nikolokolus

    Nikolokolus There's always next year

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    You didn't even answer your own question. "Will he get fired if we lose in the first round?" No. The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No." The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No."The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No."The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No."The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No."The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No."The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No."The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No."The players will say it was their fault, and Terry will be back for one more year. They'll start out slow until the All Star break and there will be rumbling that Terry should be fired and questions about whether or not Damian will make the All Star team. Suddenly in February they'll flip a switch and go on a hot streak and finish the season with 45-49 wins, make the playoffs and struggle with OPPONENT X. People will ask, "Will Terry get fired?" and the answer will be "No." . . .
     
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  9. yuyuza1

    yuyuza1 Writing Team

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    Rondo is my real answer to the poll
     
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  10. bodyman5000 and 1

    bodyman5000 and 1 Lions, Tigers, Me, Bears

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    You're going to regret this
     
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    funny thing about Rondo, if you go ask any Pelicans fan, he's been the poster child for Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. It drives everyone crazy. During the regular season, there are so many games that we've said 'Ty Lawson is still out there right?' Others, like tonight, you take a step back and think this guy is still a top 10 PG in the league (who doesnt love a good overreaction?)

    seriously you'd be amazed at how many people on the Pelicans board want to re-sign Rondo for the rest of his career. and of course its same people that wanted him benched or just flat out released half-way through the season
     
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  12. mook

    mook Zach Collins will be the starting PF by Nov 20th

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    • Go under the pick with their point guard, be it Rondo or Jrue. If it becomes a three point/long two battle between their guards and our guards, we win it easily. Dare them to shoot. Crowd the paint. Besides, that's more bodies we can throw at AD.
    • Play Collins more on AD when Nurk sits. He's got the length and foot speed to keep up with him. I really liked how we looked with Nurk guarding him. I think height is the key. Anthony Davis is so athletic and long that Chief really isn't a great option there, and really neither is Ed Davis. Collins may get pushed around some, but he'll at least eliminate lobs.
    • Play Ed Davis more. Dude gobbled up 13 boards in 19 minutes. If we are going to miss all these shots, we better have somebody in there to grab rebounds.
    • Less minutes for Patty. If Ed is playing more, and Aminu is playing more 3 (but the same overall minutes), then there's just no space left for him.
     
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    I agree with all these. Hope someone from POR staff see it. Not that they should need to be told. They probably know.

    I would add, play Baldwin more. Napier and Patty less. Napier was really struggling with Rondo and Jrue's length. I think Napier will come in handy the next round, but for this round I want to see what Baldwin can do.
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    0 votes for the refs, we're not even giving @Mediocre Man an occasion to beat the dead horse again
     
  15. Labinot41

    Labinot41 The allways negative PTB Fan from Germany

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    Fucking must win
     
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  16. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Rip Some Lips

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    Playoff roundball is fantastic!
    Even thought I don't like the match up against the Pels, our team is resilient and seem to right the ship. When you hear the guys talk about things will balance out, they are believing they can right the ship.
    The offense just wasn't there this game but Im optimistic they can square this thing up. Believe!
     
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    Best case scenario now is going to game 7... Blazers not winning 2 games in New Orleans. And in a game 7 anything can happen... and they have the best player.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    Absolutely no.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    Why? We should all keep our promises unless given in a semi coma.

    However, I can see your point if a promise is made without careful consideration in the first place. Let's all try to give careful consideration to any promises we make.
     
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    SportsAndWhine Dumbass For Hire

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    I like how this goes for exactly the length of the rest of Dame’s career.
     

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