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

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, Aug 2, 2020.

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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. blazerkor

    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    Wait... are we up by 5??? Why don't you all quit your whining?
     
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  2. Chris Craig

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

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    Yeah missing too many easy layups at the basket
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    Simons +12
     
  4. GhostOfPGA

    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    On his way towards a triple double by the looks of it. Also, Dame is way better than CJ, it’s not a debate. CJ is a great player but them together is redundant. We need a legit wing.
     
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    bobf Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much Nurk's only weakness is finishing in close. The guy has an amazing nose for the ball and off the charts BB IQ>
     
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  6. Chris Craig

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

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    And hacking the shit out of motherfuckers and not getting called for it
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Our bigs needs slow down under the bucket we should have over 20 point lead.
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    Dame's only triple double was against the Rockets.
     
  9. VenomXL

    VenomXL Well-Known Member

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    A lot of it is down to the way they defend the arc but it’s been annoying that all three games so far have been opponent three point barrages where they’re making them at a good clip. It’s an annoying brand of basketball to watch.
     
  10. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    I think a read a stat somewhere where teams shoot an extraordinarily low % at the rim against the Rockets relative to what you would expect. Not sure if players just rush their shots because they think bringing the ball down low will get it stripped, but our guys just need to take their time.
     
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  11. Boise Blazer

    Boise Blazer Thread Lightly

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    I'm not sure how many more times Lillard is going to have a subpar first half that people flip out about only to have a great second half before people start to understand that the game is more than 24 minutes and more than just points. It blows my my that people still doubt Dame.
     
  12. Chris Craig

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

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  13. GhostOfPGA

    GhostOfPGA The late great Paul Allen

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    We are wide eyed and rushing shots inside, just need to slow down, focus, and use our size.
     
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    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    So you guys saying Dame is playing for Stats against his nemesis Westbrick?
     
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    KSF-ERIC Well-Known Member

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    Rockets are "small" but they're strong. That's part of it too.
     
  16. BlazerBeav

    BlazerBeav Well-Known Member

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    I still can’t get over the play late where Melo was stripped going up and came back down with the ball and the ref called traveling. IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU!
     
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  17. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Yeah probably because they're playing teams that are playing fast and shooting a lot of 3s because they're playing from behind.
     
  18. blazerkor

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    It's not even finishing because he can do that and do it well. He just rushes it sometimes. He used to always just flick it up as fast as he could, he's getting better about having more intention with his shots inside but he still has improvement to make.
     
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    Westbrook isn't Dame's nemesis. It's the other way around.
     
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  20. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers RIPcity

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    People, as in Trolls and Snowflakes?
     
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