Game Thread PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1, GAME 2: THUNDER @ BLAZERS - APRIL 16, 2019, TUESDAY, 7:30 PM, TNT & NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Apr 14, 2019 at 9:56 PM.

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Just before the Playoffs began, whom did you want Portland to play in the 1st Round?

Poll closed Tuesday at 9:56 PM.
  1. Utah

    27.5%
  2. Oklahoma City

    26.1%
  3. I didn't have a preference between these 2 teams

    46.4%
  1. Reep

    Reep Well-Known Member

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    If Paul George gets hot, you immediately throw double teams on him and make other players beat you. The pelicans did it last year and they had huge success, but Terry would never do that, he's so afraid of double Teams, thats why so many players have had career or season highs against us
     
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    Just Win Baby!
     
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  4. GhostOfPGA

    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    I’m hoping we see Layman over Leonard tomorrow, just makes sense as the Thunder don’t go big often.
     
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    I'm hoping Rodney Hood has a good offensive game for the 2nd unit as well as Seth..the bench needs to dominate their bench in this game
     
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    Propagandist Unknown Quantity

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    There's this undercurrent in the posts in here that we somehow got away with something in Game 1. Like somehow PG is going to don a cape and save the day. Or that they are going to wear us down. wtf. That shit is laughable. We are just getting started. It's not as if we shot lights out. It's not as we overachieved. There is plenty of room for us to improve and we will. OKC should be scared. We are the better team.
     
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    It's just the perpetual hand-wringers.
     
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    Funny because I often get pissed when Aminu or Harkless leave a forward wide open in the corner because they do double. I get what you are saying but I don't mind if a star gets a career night because they tend to tire out at the end of the game. It's the role players I hate seeing going for career nights.
     
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    Need to keep the pressure. Lower seed wants to win one road game. No one must be allowed to win on Blazers' court.

    No joke - went to Macy's today and saw a sign reading "Blazers". Took a minute to remember Blazers are also a clothing items
     
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    I get that from Google search all the time...Ads show up on my homepage for Blazer Jackets which is proof they're reading what I search for.
     
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  11. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Off Topic Question..
    Don't know anywhere else to ask:
    Tomorrows game is on TNT...it's also on locally, NBCSNW...confusing..
    Usually when TNT has the game the local guys are off..and...when ESPN (ABC) has it, the local guys are on..so it's backwards in the playoffs?
    I get ABC is a "network" so maybe there's a stipulation of sorts, but that still doesn't explain the TNT reversal.
    There's a question in there somewhere..
    Thanks..
     
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    I answered OKC for the poll, not specifically because I wanted to play OKC but because I wanted to be the 3rd seed and on that side of the bracket. There is a world in which we have HCA the whole playoffs. By round: OKC, Spurs, Rockets, Celtics. OKC did not scare me because they went 4-0 over us. We went 4-0 over them last year and we had the better overall record this season. We're the better team.
    Exactly. PG13 hit three after three in the shoot around before the game yesterday too.

    Yep. We were 53-29 for a reason. OKC has been godawful since the All Star break. This is a mismatch in our favor.
     
  13. Bruno_Sabino

    Bruno_Sabino Biggets Blazer fan in south america

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    His shoulder still hurt... I don’t care about. Crown needs to be a factor. Win.
     
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  14. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Good question. I was wondering the same thing. Is there an expert on here that can give us an answer?
     
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    I heard CJ posts on here once in a while. heh
     
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Whats even worse is i hear when ABC has the playoff game the locals are out and some of our local guys lose a bit of money. No paycheck if you don't work.
     
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    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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  18. tlongII

    tlongII Yes I am smarter than you

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    Yes. I could give you an answer.
     
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    ABC also messes with the crowd noise, lol.
     
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    what's funny about that is the excuses about how PG shooting poorly really hurt OKC because he's such a big part of their offense and his shooting drug the offense down. PG scored 26 points on 24 shots. CJ scored 24 points on 24 shots, even worse than PG and he's coming off a knee injury. Yet nobody is talking about CJ's injury as a drag on Portland's offense
     

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