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

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

Poll closed Apr 22, 2018.
  1. Olshey

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  2. Stotts/Blazers' coaching staff

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  3. Blazers' starters

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  4. Blazers' bench

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  5. Alvin Gentry/Pelican's coaching staff

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  6. Anthony Davis

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  7. Jrue Holiday

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  8. Pelicans' players in general

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  9. Referees

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  10. Portland crowd/fans

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  1. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Back from 0-2!

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    something like 54% this year.
     
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    kjironman1 Back from 0-2!

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    No Shit Sherlock....:cheers:
     
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  3. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    Almost as bad as Nurk during the second half of the season. Nurk's stat is only not disgusting 'cause he shot at least poorly during the first part of the season. Also, I'd like to see him stop shooting the long range 2 point jumper.

    Disgusting is worse than poorly.

    I cringe every time Nurk goes to the line.
     
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    He'll get better. He has the touch to shoot the ball. Game is just still moving a bit fast for him.
    Actually he needs to get better. This team needs him to be able to hit that elbow jumper.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    I pray that you're right because that would be a dream come true.
     
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    You could tell Nurk was concentrating and tried harder on his free throws at the end of the game last night. And he made them. Now he just needs to do that always.
     
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    That is the only hole in guys like Gobert, Jordan, Ed Davis game. They can't shoot the ball. If any of those guys had the ability to shoot from 14-17 feet out they would be absolute Monsters. They are already able to change the outcome of games with the things they do already.
     
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    5-5 from the line.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder

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    Give it up, Davis will never be a good mid range shooter. He's gonna have to be within 2 feet of the basket.
     
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    New Orleans was 21-37 on contested shots last night while we shot 17-51 on uncontested shots and still had a chance to win.

    Tough to lose game 1, but I still like our chances to take this series.
     
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    Yeah I'm not as nice as everyone else on this forum.

    See this is why I can't stand reading your comments.
    You think Nurk doesn't have anyone to guard, because he can't keep up with AD or Mirotic. BUT you then say Leonard could play.
    Give me a break dude. If you believe Nurk doesn't have anyone to guard. But then turn around and say Nards could play... It's just not worth talking to you.

    The difference in the game was one thing.
    Portland's star guards didn't show up until the 4th quarter.
    It was obvious to anyone not wearing blinders for either side.
    Pelicans are going to kill Portland if they're getting in transition.
    Where if Portland keeps it a half court game. It'll make AD score 60 to beat them.

    Means Portland's star guards have to show up. They don't need to score 60 combined to beat the Pelicans.
    Just hitting their season averages is going to make the Pelicans play extremely well to beat Portland.
    9 point game at half time, 3 points from CJ/Lillard combined.
    Goes to 19 in the 3rd before Lillard & CJ start scoring and Portland cuts it to 1 with possession in the 4th.

    This game is going to be close all series, but whichever teams star has lackluster performance is going to take the series.


    Also, there is no bait with turner posting up smaller guards.
    Portland took advantage of match ups and looked for small guards trying to defend Turner/Harkless when they went on their big win streak.
    It's part of Portland's offense and takes pressure of Lillard/CJ while keeping others involved.
    Last night they even did it with Collins. Pelicans aren't baiting anything. Any team will try to exploit match ups when they believe that have an advantage.
     
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    The part I thought was interesting was the fact that the data wasn't just tracking data. The link shows that they also gave an estimated efg% weighted towards the players shooting the shots, and it was still the second highest of the day (after only the Warriors). I was sure we were getting good shots, I just thought it was deceptive considering who we had shooting them. It turns out I was wrong!

    Wow. I'm not sure which of those stats is more surprising: the 21/37 on contested shots, or the 17/51 on uncontested shots. Thanks for the stats! Let's hope for improvement on both of those for this game!
     
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    My anger from last nights has finally subsided... I removed the listing for my tickets and will go to game 2 to support team... but if this roster/coach has another showing like game 1, then changes have to be made in off season IMO... more specifically, trade CJ to balance roster and/or look for a coach that is not so player friendly and holds players accountable.
     
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    balance the roster?? How does trading our starting SG balance the roster? Then we have no SG.
     
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    So if Blazers lay an egg again in game 2, at home, you want to bring back same roster next season. We are guard heavy... would be nice to have a quality wing and get a SG that plays in the system and doesn’t need ball in his hands.
     
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    nice to meet you dude. full disclosure, I didn't read your post and don't plan on reading your post due to your second line. Ill talk basketball and talk some smack with you guys in good fun, but basketball is a hobby that I thoroughly enjoy and have fun with. so I'm not wasting my time with a post that starts like that
     
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    stampedehero Play On>>>/ SRV

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    Home Court Advantage means jack shit now.
     
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    Shabazz had 3 turnovers in 14 min game 1... I really hope Stotts considers benching him for Baldwin in game 2
     
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    That was the point. Neither will Deandre Jordan or Rudy Gobert.
     
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    You don't know what you're talking about. Guard heavy? We only have one decent SG. CJ.
     

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