Game Thread PLAYOFFS: ROUND 1, GAME 6: NUGGETS @ BLAZERS - JUNE 3, 2021 - THURSDAY, 5:00, TNT & NBCSNW

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In your opinion, was Lillard's performance in Game 5 the best ever in an NBA Playoff game?

Poll closed Nov 28, 2021.
  1. Yes, not even close.

    14.5%
  2. Yes

    25.5%
  3. No, but if the Blazers would've won the game, my answer would've been a "yes"

    38.2%
  4. No

    21.8%
  5. No, not even close

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  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2020-21 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
    42 - 30
    (22-14 Road)
    DENVER NUGGETS

    47 - 25
    (25-11 Home)


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    WHEN: 5:00 PM (PDT), THURSDAY, 6/3/2021

    WHERE: Moda Center, Portland, OR
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    MORRIS , HOWARD , DOZIER
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    BARTON , HARRISON , CANCAR
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    GREEN , MILLSAP , NNAJI
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    McGEE , BOL

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    LITTLE , HOLLIS-JEFFERSON , JONES Jr.
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    INJURIES
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Zach Collins (left ankle stress fracture): OUT
    NUGGETS
    Will Barton (right hamstring strain): QUESTIONABLE
    P.J. Dozier (strained right adductor): QUESTIONABLE
    Jamal Murray (torn left ACL): OUT




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    :reading:OFFICIAL NUGGETS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES





    PREVIOUS MEETINGS IN THE SERIES

    GAME #1: WIN 123-109


    GAME #2: LOSS 109-128


    GAME #3: LOSS 115-120


    GAME #4: WIN 115-95


    GAME #5: LOSS 140-147





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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Despite a nuclear performance by Lillard in Game 5, the Blazers have now been pushed to the brink of elimination.

    I don't wanna doubt Dame, but it's really hard to imagine him having another transcendent game like the previous one, so I hope to see at least a couple of his teammates step up their level of play and help the Blazers secure a victory to send this series to a Game 7.

    This is it: it's do or die time. The Blazers either win or they go (stay?) home!

    RIP CITY!
     
  3. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Denver in 6
     
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    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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  5. Tince

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    Homer!

    Denver has been favored in 3 games, Portland in 2 games. The series is 3-2 Denver. I'm going with Vegas: This thing is going 7!
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Too bad the Nets and Bucks have to meet in the semis. Thats the conference finals in my opinion.
     
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    It's bullshit that we have a weeknight home game at 5PM. My job is flexible enough to where I can make it work, but that's nonsense scheduling by the league.
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    Well this is the end. I predicted Denver in 6. The guys on TNT including Draymond think that an effort like Dame gave at altitude will likely take more than a day to recover from. I think that loss will have taken a lot of the wind out of the sails on the team. So I think we'll likely lose this one and look forward to next season.

    Or I don't know what the fuck I'm talking about and we win this one and the next going away... who knows.
     
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  9. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Give you mad props darkwebs... you don't fuck around with these poll questions. That's a damn good one.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Itd of been later had the Nets celts series went another game. But now Dame gets to be on primetime so there's that.
     
  11. Mr. Robot

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    as much as i like nurk, game 5 loss is entirely his fault, had he not fouled out, blazers would won that game

    i didnt watched the ots and i see fans are pissed at cj mccollum, but like i said, if nurk was in the game, blazers would surely won that game

    how can you be that stupid to make 5 fouls in like 6 minutes, hes really retarted sometimes and theres no salvation for him

    but if terry stotts gets fired after a potential loss in the 1st round, ill give him credit for that
     
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    The word I put in bold isn't cool to use in the way you used it and ironically you misspelled it.

    As far as Nurk taking all of the heat for the loss, I think you're right that it really hurt our chances when he fouled out but it obviously didn't kill them since we had the lead after he was fouled out. So maybe watch the whole game if you want to make bold claims like one person is solely responsible for a loss.
     
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    i live in a different part of the world, one wheres everything normal

    im one of nurks biggest critics there is, but thats only cause i like him and want him to succeed

    im a blazers fan, but im also a bosnian, so im more focused on nurk (when he plays good or bad or does idiotic things), than on rest of the team... so at the moment, cj mccollum & others are not the persons of interest to me
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Ride the fence much?
     
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    Cannot disagree with you. Nurk has got to stay engaged and play smart. Some of those fouls are complete bone head moves.
     
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    For the amount of money CJs getting paid he should be getting a lot more heat than he is. I see people talking about Nurk and Powell but they were the primary reason the team won game four. CJ hasn’t done anything more than contribute. For $30m a season, more should be expected. Lucky for him he’s got another opportunity in 24 hours. Time to step the fuck up and shoulder the load.
     
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    Blazers need to dig deep and take game 6.
    I'm of the school of thought If they get down early (like in the first half) Stotts needs to bring in some fresh legs. Little, DJJ, RHJ, and ugly the game up a bit. Do not wait until the fourth to bring in energy.

    Some how some way Nurk needs to stay out of foul trouble. I would say only play him in the second half but he only had one foul at the half last game and still fouled out.
     
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    I think you have called it and that is exactly what you are going to see. Dame will rest a bit and CJ will work this game. If CJ is on the Blazers are in good shape. If not? ....
     
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    I think the Blazers somehow get Game 6. The NBA likes 7 game series and since neither is a very large market, the longer the better.
    Dame's teammates feel the embarrassment and pick him up for the night but he still has a pretty good game.

    Once you get to Game 7.....who knows. The Blazers still have more talent. It just needs to step up. Enough of getting beat by 3rd string guards, 10-day contract guys and undrafted Free Agents.
     
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    If things weren't bad enough, YouTube TV went down. I watched game using NBA league pass. Contacted YouTube. Rep ran me through various suggestions that not only did not work, they completely shut down Roku connection, can see channels but not connected. Contacted Roku and they suggested factory reset after which nothing worked. Now Roku won't restart. They are saying remote the problem although it worked perfectly until people tried to "help". They are sending new remote which takes a week and might not solve problem. Comcast sent me their streaming device which I kept as backup but it doesn't have NBA league pass and apparently no way to add channels. If You Tube TV can fix their problem I can watch on Comcast device, otherwise will miss all NBA TV and ABC games.

    You know things are bad when I start wondering if I should go back to Comcast despite expense.
     
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