The Official Around the NBA: March 2019 edition

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by SlyPokerOwl, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Boise Blazer

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    Really Holiday?!?!?
     
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    PtldPlatypus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Grizz almost blew it, but they pulled it off. Good night for Portland, with the Rockets, Spurs and (likely) the Thunder all going down.
     
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  3. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    LOL at HOU fans on RealGM bitching about the NBA being rigged - in MEM's favor. Their offense is dependent on their star player leading the league in FT attempts*. Yet they constantly bitch about the officiating and the league being rigged against them.

    * Harden 747 FTA, Giannis 611 FTA, Embiid 576 FTA, no one else at more than 500 FTA.
     
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    Between Toronto's stupidity and the refs being ....refs....Toronto blows it's lead. Wrong guys taking the big shots is never a good idea.This game is in OT too
     
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    Excellent day for the Blazers. Rockets, Thunder and Spurs all lose. Blazers win.
     
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    OKC dropped down to 8th in standings
     
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    It's crazy how tight 3-8 has been the last few years, this year.
     
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    I think OKC is trying for the 7th seed to face Denver.
     
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    LOL

    We have 3rd seed, yeah but we can get to 7th seed and face Denver, sounds great!
     
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    Its amazing to me Embiid is that high it seems like he’s missed quite a bit of time.
     
  11. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    So, they are intentionally forfeiting HCA and risking slipping to 8th and facing FSW. Wow, they must REALLY want to play DEN (who currently leads the season series 3-0) in the first round.

    BNM
     
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    Personally I think their schedule got tough and RW can't keep his attitude in check, kind of the same ol' OKC, lots of talent but you're never quite sure what's going on in their heads.
     
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    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Yeah, he's missed 13 games, but already set a career high in minutes played.

    BNM
     
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  14. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Actually, this is an even worse version of the same ol' OKC. Westbrook's decision making and shooting are worse than ever. He used to thrive on contact. Now, he settles for jump shots (never his strength) because he's lost all confidence in his FT shooting. Two years ago, he attempted 10.4 FT/G and made 8.8. This year, he's down to 6.4 and 4.2. He's actually averaging career highs in both REB/G and AST/G, but his PER is down almost 10 points - all because of his poor shooting.

    That was masked earlier in the season because Paul George carried them to a great record against an incredibly weak schedule and Russ was averaging his usual triple-double. Now that the competition has gotten tougher and PG13 has come back down to earth, we are seeing the real OKC. I predicted this back in December and Russ has proven me right - yet again.

    BNM
     
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    Great post, but you should tag @ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP in it. Every time he posts about Westbrook he says something about that "Boob guy" not being around to tell him why Westbrook isn't good.
     
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    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    I told him back in December this was going to happen. He didn't listen to me then, why would he listen to me now?

    I also told him the Blazers would have a better record than his Lakers. Again he failed to see the light and kept predicting #40wins for the Blazers. The Blazers are sitting on 44 wins (with 11 games to go) and 13 games head of his Lakers.

    I tried, but there is just no educating some people.

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    and it was a little over a week ago some on here said we were facing doom and gloom by losing to OKC. Guess that sure turned around quickly.
     
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    Not necessarily because of where we stand in relation to OKC, however. More because of how that loss affects our record in relation to Denver, Houston, Utah, and even San Antonio.
     
  19. TorturedBlazerFan

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    My problem is and it might not even be reality is that I feel like the Blazers have struggled to win close games and make plays in the clutch to win those type of games. Maybe the numbers don't pan out, but it seems like the Blazers have lost a lot of games like that OKC game, close down to the wire just need to make a few plays at the end of the game to win it. Could just be that those losses are magnified I don't know.
     
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    Unless you expected the Blazers to win out at that time, it was simply one loss to a team that has now sunk to the bottom of the playoff pool. Houston lost to Memphis last night and is facing some tough games coming up as well. Anyone with common sense should realize that there would be some losses. The main goal is to have less losses than the other teams so can't put too much emphasis on one game.
     

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