Game Thread WEST FINALS, GAME 3: WARRIORS @ BLAZERS - MAY 18, 2019, SATURDAY, 6PM, ESPN

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, May 16, 2019.

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Should the Blazers move Seth into the starting line-up?

Poll closed May 23, 2019.
  1. Absolutley. We need more shooters in the starting line-up.

    5.9%
  2. Sure, why not.

    11.8%
  3. No, but he should get at least 30 minutes a night

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  4. No, we need his scoring punch off the bench.

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  5. No, he makes our starting unit too small.

    15.7%
  6. Heck no! He's not consistently good enough

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  1. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Moderator

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    The Warriors are the champs. They have won 3 of the last 4 championships. It's their time. We are down 0-2. What chance do we have of winning this series now?
     
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    I don't know if you're being serious re: Milwaukee. Budenholzer definitely changed the way that entire Milwaukee team plays. And even if LeBron was in the east, one of these teams would still probably be in the ECF. Maybe both.
     
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    my wife...but that's like every other day
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Seriously bro... These are garbage posts.

    Doom and gloom. Go put a bag on your head if you're gonna post this. It's a defeatist's attitude. I will not take part in it.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Your logic is flawed when it comes to the team that won a championship with the same squad after hiring Kerr.
     
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    Minstrel Top Of The Pops Global Moderator

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    That's a fair point, but my counter would be that when you're a heavy underdog (or trailing in a game/series, which obviously also now applies here) pumping up the volatility helps. The more status quo things are, the more that benefits the team expected to win--that status quo is what established them as the big favorites, after all.

    That's not an argument to do any silly thing one can imagine, but I think it argues for trying something different if that something is rational and carries potentially a higher risk and reward. We can certainly argue over all of those things when it comes to my suggestion--whether it's rational and whether it ups the risk and reward, but my opinion is that it fits all three. There's good reason to want to be quicker and switchier against Golden State, there's risk to it that you identified (and also that Collins is relatively inexperienced and has been up and down) but I think there's also the potential for that lineup to improve the team on both ends of the court--a substantial reward.

    When you're behind, both in terms of expectations and in the reality of the series score, up the risk and the reward.
     
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    Only 5 teams have come back to win down 0-2 in the WCF's
     
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    Got out a bit. Went food shopping. Filled up the cart. Wife is leaving for the weekend. Just me and the boy.
     
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    What was the record of road teams winning game 7s prior to Sunday?
     
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    But...thats an inexperienced nuggets team....we are talking about the champs here
     
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  11. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    There will be a sixth at some point.
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Not good. Not good at all. Something like 12.6% chance of winning?
     
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    I hope the Blazers destroy them the next four games. So frustrated at that game last night...
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    Lets get game 3 and then worry about game four after that how about?
     
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    lol, I know one game at a time.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Just bummed
     
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    kjironman1 Hoops didn't like my other Slogan!

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    I too would love them to win four straight.
     
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    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    The first game was hair pulling but no one realistically expected us to win it to begin with. It only counts as one loss.

    I went into the second game thinking we'd pull it out like we did the first two rounds. All during the second half I thought that game was ours to win.

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    Conclusion: I'm more disappointed in the outcome of the second game than the first.

    :(
     
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    EGame "You're the only one of these fools I trust"

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    Game 2 was very deflating along with some of our players who I won't bother naming because I've repeated myself over and over again on how I want them gone next season (No it is not Dame or CJ). If we want to try and win this series it starts at game 3. Lose that and were essentially cooked and going fishing for the summer. This team hasn't given us any reason that they are just going to lie down and quit and I believe that game 3 is ours until proven otherwise.
     
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