Game Thread SEEDING GAME# 2: BLAZERS @ CELTICS - AUGUST 2, 2020 - SUNDAY, 12:30, ABC & NBCSNW

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Jul 31, 2020.

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On a scale of 1-10, what's your excitement level for this Blazers season restart?

Poll closed Aug 3, 2020.
  1. 10 - Extremely excited

    34.7%
  2. 9

    8.2%
  3. 8

    30.6%
  4. 7

    4.1%
  5. 6

    6.1%
  6. 5

    2.0%
  7. 4

    2.0%
  8. 3

    6.1%
  9. 2

    2.0%
  10. 1 - Not excited at all

    4.1%
  1. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I just don't think we ever get respect from refs. Dame doesn't get calls that all other allstars get and we get called for so many ticky tack bullshit calls. Other teams play physical defense (see Milwaukee) and get away with stuff we don't, it fucking nonsense.
     
  2. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    OUTSTANDING POST!
     
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  3. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    ok...I didn't watch the game because I couldn't waste the daylight in front of the TV, Too much work around the place here

    glancing thru the game thread, box score and play by play, I'll note:

    * the same people always bash Dame if he isn't playing at a super-star level. And almost always, he turns it on sometime in the game. 16 assists and 1.67 points/shot is a really good game statistically

    * The thing to remember about a 23 point comeback is that the Blazers dug a 23 point hole. Maybe don't do that again

    * Portland's staring forwards had 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists while Boston's had 56 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists. That's way too big a mismatch

    and that points to a reality: the NBA is strongest at the wing position; that's where championships are won. Portland is weakest at the wing and it hurts them a lot. Boston has 3 wings, Tatum, Brown, and Hayward who are better and more versatile than any SG/SF Portland has right now. Yeah, I know you could argue CJ is as good, or better, than Hayward, but 6'8 trumps 6'3 most times in the NBA when everything else is about equal. Portland needs significant roster work

    it's impossible to judge Blazer defense from the box score, but Boston shot really well. Did they have a lot of open shots?

    haven't decided if I'll watch the DVR of this game. Would if Portland had won; but I've seen enough Blazer losses this season
     
  4. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    exactly, and using individual +/- for a single game is a bad use of that stat. Much more noise than light
     
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    Scalma Well-Known Member

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    Its a bad stat. Coaches have been outspoken about how meaningless it is.
     
  6. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Actually we percentage point ahead of the spurs.
     
  7. BlazerWookee

    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    Tough loss. Got our butts kicked early, but kept grinding to get back into the game. If Dame keeps running the post pattern instead of buttonhooking, I think odds would have been 70/30 he drills the three and sends the game into OT.

    First game in a really, really long time I was able to watch. Hate the sayings instead of names on the jerseys because it makes it harder for me to follow who is who since I'm rusty at recognizing players. Really hate the fake crowd noise, I think they can and should find something that sounds more realistic. Hate, hate, hate, HATE the fans thing, it's a good idea but poorly executed, IMO. Put 'em in view on replays, but they are too distracting during live play. Speaking of live play, I think the main camera angle is a little too high, and the shot is zoomed out way too far. And for the love of God, please stop switching to the low angle shot while the ball is in play.
     
  8. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Just now reading the game thread, you get your answer son?
     
  9. maxiep

    maxiep RIP Dr. Jack

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    When I looked at the box score, this differential (for this game 34-16) is what stuck out to me. My guess is we're in a bad defensive position and are just reaching to slap at the ball. I don't think it's a conspiracy. We fix that defect, we're tough to beat.
     
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  10. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Not a Good Dude!

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    Maybe next time record the game? At least watch it when they replay it. Boston played well no doubt.
     
  11. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Not a Good Dude!

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    The statement jerseys were fine for a game or even two but lets get it back to basketball with the names on the jerseys. Too many players on opposing teams i'm wondering about. They all have way different hairstyles from 6 months ago and some players even changed teams.
     
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    Oh dude foh, you always come after the game and act like a genius. Dame was atrocious in the 1st half and after we tied the game. Bricking and Turnovers was hard to watch, let alone the Sequences where he choose to make a dumb pass instead of shooting. You clearly just watch the boxscore
     
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    Terry stotts said they'll be no hangover after this loss!
     
  14. A$AP Meyers

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    Kind of silly to go back and quote this. At the time he was 2-9 and we were down 20. He played a great overall game and came up huge for us. Perhaps if he had come out firing we may have had a better shot to win, though?
     
  15. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Not a Good Dude!

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    Arms straight up a bit more would help but the other side is more what i am looking at. Multiple fouls on Collins and Trent not called. CJ almost never gets a call. In this game Zero free throws for Melo, CJ, Trent, Collins and Mario. Whiteside did go to the line once. Seems lopsided when all five of their starters went to the line at least once as well as Kanter and Smart shooting 10 free throws.
     
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    Nope, sorry buddy but the Spurs are a half game of us now and .5% ahead of us.

    https://www.espn.com/nba/standings
     
  17. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Not a Good Dude!

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    It's not Silly? He does this game in and game out. This is Damian Lillard you are talking about.
     
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    kjironman1 Not a Good Dude!

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    I thought it was a good competitive game especially the 2nd half. I thought Dame play great in the 2nd half with his shooting I did question one shot that went in and but lead to a fast break for them of course if it went then everyone would how great it was. CJ hit some key shots in the 2nd half and did good job on the boards. Nurk overall great game and Trent another solid performance off the bench. Zach I give a so so at times play some good defense but other times wasn't ready for a pass. Melo just so so game too. Whiteside acts like he doesn't what to play and yes he was in there on the run but majority just slow reacting to almost everything. Mario didn't get to play much.
     
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    You're drunk. Dame hasd
    :crazy:
     

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