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The race for Home Court Advantage

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by TBpup, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. HolyBackboard

    HolyBackboard 2 Hot 2 Stop It

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    Tough when 20-25% of the crowd was pulling for Golden State ... got loud towards the end on those big triples.
     
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    HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    2-2 sir

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    BonesJones Boned by Jones

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    Yup. We were at 66% capacity. If we were at full capacity, it would've been amazing. All these fucking California transplants.
     
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    The next three games are very winnable. We are better than Miami, Cleveland have been inconsistent and they usually struggle at Moda and Pistons have been a complete mess. If we go 43-26 I think we will have a nice cushion between us and the 4th place. We are the most in-form team in the league.
     
  5. TBpup

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    The March 18-27 stretch is tough but not 0-5 tough. I'm worried about those last 3 road games before the end of the season. It will probably still be a tight race and most likely those team will still have something to play for. Out of those 8 total games, the Blazers may only be favored in around 2 of them. As hot as they are now, that is still a ways away and they are going to have to find ways to win games that they won't be favored in.
     
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    B.S. All those Portland-dwelling betas who just want the testosterone boost from having "their" team win. Like that dude (not the kid, the guy next to a girl in a W's jersey) who literally at one point put on a Lillard Jersey over a Curry one.
     
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    We must protect court @ home these next games. crucial
     
  8. KingSpeed

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    Every game is crucial.
     
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    Orion Bailey WHINEY BIG BITCH!!!!!

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    I sold my okc tickets for 150 each. I hope i forced a westbrick fan to pay that much.
     
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    Blazers: 40-26, next 6 - vs Warriors(W), vs Heat, vs Cavs, vs Pistons, vs Clippers, @ Rockets. Getting tougher...projected 4-2
    Pelicans: 38-28, next 6 - @ Kings(W), vs Wizards(L), vs Jazz(L), vs Hornets, @ Spurs, vs Rockets. Easy stretch...projected 5-1
    Wolves: 39-29, next 6 - vs Celtics(L), vs Warriors(W), @ Wizards, @ Spurs, vs Rockets, vs Clippers. Tough stretch...projected 3-3
    Thunder: 39-29, next 6 - vs Suns(W), vs Spurs(W), vs Kings, @ Hawks, vs Clippers, @ Raptors. Pretty easy...projected 5-1
    Spurs: 37-29, next 6 - @ Warriors(L), @ Thunder(L), @ Rockets, vs Magic, vs Pels, vs Wolves. Brutal stretch....projected 2-4
    Clippers: 36-29, next 6 - vs Cavs(W), vs Magic(W) @ Bulls, @ Rockets, @ Thunder, vs Blazers. Tough stretch...projected 2-4
    Nuggets: 37-30, next 6 - vs Cavs(L), vs Lakers(W), vs Kings(W), @ Lakers, vs Pistons, @ Grizzlies. Pretty easy....projected 4-2
    Jazz::::: 37-30, @ Grizzlies(W), @ Pacers(W), @ Pelicans(W), vs Pistons, vs Suns, vs Kings. Not too bad....projected 4-2

    Jazz have won 6 in a row...and are still at #10. What a race! Pels have dropped 2 in a row while the Wolves got a huge win against the Warriors. Spurs have lost 2 in a row and are @ the Rockets next. Clippers got a big win against the Cavs. Jazz could go 6-0 in this stretch and still not be in the Playoffs.
     
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    rotary111 Noah Vonleh will average double digit rebounds.

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    Everybody knew the west was going to be insane....but this insane???

    Damn!!
     
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    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2018/03/12/projecting-final-standings-in-wild-west-playoff-chase/

    NBC sports is predicting us to get the 3rd seed, finishing just 1 game ahead of the Timberwolves and Thunder. Only 2 games ahead of the 3-way tie for 6/7/8 between the Pelicans, Spurs, and Jazz. Clippers just miss the playoffs by 1 game and the Nuggets finish 2 games out of the final spot. It would be pretty crazy if it stayed that close all the way until the end.
     
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    I just hope the reward for the #3 seed is not a suddenly healthy Spurs team with Kawhi back in the lineup.
     
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    Dude. I'm worried about the exact same thing. I remember that one year (2006) the top 3 seeds went to the division winners but HCA was still determined by record. The Nuggets won the Northwest Division but they sucked. They had the 3 seed. The 4th seed was a VERY good Dallas team (with a better record). So Clippers (the Sam Cassell ones) and Grizzlies were fighting for 5 seed and neither of them wanted it. In a Clippers-Grizzlies matchup late in the season, both teams sat their stars and tried to loses. A 5 seed meant you play the Mavs and you don't have HCA. A 6 seed meant you play the Nuggets and you DO have HCA. It really wasn't fair. The Grizzlies, who had yet to ever win a playoff game, got the 5 seed and got swept by the Mavericks. The Clippers got the 6 seed and opened the playoffs on their own floor. They beat the Nuggets in 5 games. So. Not. Fair.
     
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    Spurs lose again....drop into a 3-way tie for 8th with Jazz and Nuggets.
     
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    andalusian Season - Restarted

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    Hope the jazz stay below 6, let them give problems to gsw or house in the first round
     
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    Both Jazz & Spurs (with a healthy Kawhi)
     
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    Fucking take Aminu out the game.
     
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    Tiebreakers put Spurs at 10th
     

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