Game Thread SEEDING GAME# 1: GRIZZLIES VS BLAZERS - JULY 31, 2020 - FRIDAY, 1:00 PM, NBCSNW & NBATV

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Which was the more favorable schedule for the Blazers to make the Playoffs?

Poll closed Aug 4, 2020.
  1. The original 2019-20 schedule

    85.7%
  2. This new Restart 8-game schedule

    14.3%
  1. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the minority because I thought almost all the whistles were justified (not talking about the T's)

    Portland's physical play took Memphis out of their offense for a good chunk of the game. Better some extra FT's than dunks and layups. Memphis got back in the game by forcing TO's and getting hot from the arc. Portland won the game in the stretch they valued the ball and got hot from the arc
     
  2. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Not a Good Dude!

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    I have made it a rule of mine to never complain about a Blazer win.

    That was exactly what they needed IMO. They needed to be pushed and overcome in a tough game. I have been wanting to see "Fire" and "Intensity". We got a chance to see that in this game.

    We watched them do some good things on defense for stretches. We also watched Dame struggle a bit stretching the floor. I think if he hits some shots that didn't go early this game changes quite a bit.

    Obviously Nurk is a huge asset but they have got to get the PnR going better?

    That game was much harder that it should have been. This game is a perfect example of why you simply do not leave a game in the refs hands. Win the Game outright and never let them have a chance to take it from you because they will.

    50 free throws by a visiting team is unheard of. We might as well just accept the fact there is no home court advantage in this tournament.
     
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    AldoTrapani Well-Known Member

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    My god more experience? U kidding me right lol
     
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    AldoTrapani Well-Known Member

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    This
     
  5. CupWizier

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    Sorry, but there should never be 50 free throws by one team in a game and 36 fouls called on a team. There were several ticky tack fouls as well. They even called too many fouls on Memphis but they were definitely the beneficiary of some quick whistles. The t's were a complete joke.
     
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    AldoTrapani Well-Known Member

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    Im here. But that 3rd quarter wasn’t pretty
     
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    CupWizier Well-Known Member

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    He made some shots? He made 70% of his shots along with 50% of his threes and 2 of those were huge for us while scoring 21 points as a 3/4th option. Give the man credit rather than just meh as I will take that kind of game all night long.
     
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    good job. Focus on the negative rather than the positives.
     
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    OMG...
     
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    Damn....Hope she pulls though.

    I really did enjoy Jordan Kent's play by play calls this game.
     
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    Agreed - Kent was solid - he and Lamar work together.
     
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    kjironman1 Not a Good Dude!

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    Nah bro. The Blazers had two starters with 6 fouls and one with 5. Literally gave them 38 points from Free Throws and that is missing 12 of them. The refs did not cost them the game but they sure did have an effect on it.
     
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    Nope, not kidding. Zach, Gary and Nas should all get minutes in the playoffs and that's something that we need them to get since they are the future of this team. It doesn't hurt team morale to make the playoffs either. So yeah, this team should definitely try to make the playoffs and make it as far as they can. Only losers give up.
     
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    This is a sad deal. Even if he were to leave and go to her he cannot actually go see her. This virus is dealing some tough blows to people.
     
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    I give him credit for winning the game. Doesn't change the facts.
     
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    Ulcer Gulch as Pat Lafferty used to say.
     
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    A lot of accurate predictions pregame:
    --CJ going to dominate in a playground atmosphere
    --Melo's outside shooting will be valuable
    --Blazers would need 125 points to win (in regulation) and shouldn't count on that
     
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    Dame said the injury was where his pelvic bone connects to his abs. Yikes! Good news he's a serious beast of a competitor. Hope the training staff can keep him going. They are the finest training staff in the history of this franchise so blessings to them. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Nurk is so good. I think we should win at least one title with Dame, CJ, Nurk, Zach in the next few years.
     
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    Oh! and Dame was an incredible floor general in this game. What else is new?
     
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