Game Thread SEEDING GAME# 3: ROCKETS @ BLAZERS - AUGUST 4, 2020 - TUESDAY, 6:00, TNT & NBCSNW

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If you had to choose, which single person was most responsible for the loss last game?

Poll closed Aug 7, 2020.
  1. Carmelo Anthony

    4.9%
  2. Damian Lillard

    8.2%
  3. Hassan Whiteside

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Mario Hezonja

    1.6%
  5. Terry Stotts

    13.1%
  6. Zach Collins

    3.3%
  7. Brad Stevens

    3.3%
  8. Jason Tatum

    18.0%
  9. Jaylen Brown

    24.6%
  10. Meyers Leonard

    23.0%
  1. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    2019-20 REGULAR SEASON RECORD
    HOUSTON ROCKETS
    41 - 24
    (19-14 Road)
    PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

    30 - 38
    (19-14 Home)

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    PROBABLE STARTERS---------


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    RUSSELL WESTBROOK VS DAMIAN LILLARD

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    JAMES HARDEN VS C.J. McCOLLUM

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    DANUEL HOUSE Jr. VS CARMELO ANTHONY

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    ROBERT COVINGTON VS ZACH COLLINS

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    P.J. TUCKER VS JUSUF NURKIC

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    WHEN: 6:00 PM (PDT), TUESDAY, 8/4/2020

    WHERE: The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Florida
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    TV BROADCAST:

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    RADIO BROADCAST:
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    --------------BENCH--------------


    -- HOUSTON ROCKETS --
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    CLEMONS , FRAZIER , RIVERS
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    McLEMORE , CARROLL , MBAH A MOUTE
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    CABOCLO , GREEN , CHANDLER


    ---- PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ----
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    ADAMS , SIMONS , TRENT Jr.
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    HEZONJA , LITTLE , HOARD
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    GABRIEL , WHITESIDE , BROWN



    INJURIES

    ROCKETS
    Bruno Caboclo (right ankle sprain): QUESTIONABLE
    Eric Gordon (Left Ankle Sprain): OUT
    TRAIL BLAZERS
    Jaylen Adams (back): QUESTIONABLE
    Trevor Ariza (personal reasons): OUT
    Caleb Swanigan (personal reasons): OUT
    Rodney Hood (torn Achilles): OUT




    HEAD COACHES
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    MIKE D'ANTONI --- TERRY STOTTS



    :reading:OFFICIAL ROCKETS' GAME NOTES
    :reading: OFFICIAL BLAZERS' GAME NOTES





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  2. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    BATTLE FOR THE 8TH
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  3. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    That is a horrible poll question, I like the option to pick Meyers because it is hilarious but it really was Dame that got us back in position to win it and it was Dame who choked on that play where he passed it to Nurk. The whole team was responsible for the loss but Stotts was probably most to blame for the initial game plan that got us in the hole. Then again, we saw our way out of that hole. I'm going with Meyers.
     
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    Not to be an asshole because family does come first but if Trevor Ariza were an option, that's who I would have had to choose.
     
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    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    25 shots for Nurkic, at least!
     
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    Hey, there's stuff to work on. Had the Blazers pulled this out, maybe they look at it like they're invincible. They need to play better. But there is a lot to be excited about. Bubble play has been inconsistent for the favorites as well. But i like our chances. Go Blazers!! BEAT The Chia & CO.
     
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  7. A$AP Meyers

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    The over / under for this game will be ridiculously high. I could easily see both teams in the 130s. It’s a fascinating matchup because we should absolutely punish them inside. But we’re also going to be outmatches across the board defensively.

    Dame can check WB imo. He loves the matchup and there’s often a game within a game there. After that, it gets ugly. CJ on Harden? Melo on House? Zach on Tucker? Nurk on RoCo?

    Houston p&r’s/pick and pops so much though it won’t matter. They’ll just be looking for a switch every possession.

    I honestly think Terry should consider starting Melo at the 4, and Trent at the 3. Gary can guard Houston 1 through 4. His defense has been incredible all season, but especially in these two seeding games. He is just a flat out competitor, and has great hands and feet.
     
  8. A$AP Meyers

    A$AP Meyers Well-Known Member

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    One more thing I should add, is that I think this is a good game to cut Gabriel loose for a few 3 or 4 min stretches. He’s long and can move his feet. If he picks up a few fouls, who cares.

    Whiteside should literally not see the floor more than maybe 10 min this game. Obviously he will, but there’s no reason for him to.
     
  9. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    FUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKK!!!!
     
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  10. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    That is hilarious Leonard is an option in the poll.

    Whenever we lose for now on it's Meyers fault!
     
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    Bucks are currently outrebounding Rockets 62 to 36. Nurk’s gonna have fun.
     
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    Yet, the rockets won
     
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    The Rockets are 2-0 and they actually play some good defense. We will see another Nurk 30 point game but not feeling about this game.
     
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    Blazers are fucked
     
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    I can see Nurkic having a 20-20 game
     
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    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    He better have a 40/30 game
     
  18. HailBlazers

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    Wish the poll votes were public! How am I the only one who voted Stotts?
     
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    I voted Zach....he was butterfingered all game...missed passes and bobbled rebounds...he was part of the hole we fell into and I like him but he gave the Celtics the ball way too often in this game in my view....they ran out of gas by the time they tied the game...sloppy finish but still...I think Zach made a ton of mistakes tonight..he was great against the Grizz
     
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  20. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    This poll is actually public. Click on the number of votes and it will display who voted for that choice
     

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