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

    15.7%
  4. No, we need his scoring punch off the bench.

    47.1%
  5. No, he makes our starting unit too small.

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

    3.9%
  1. RipCityDSCPL

    RipCityDSCPL Could be worse, at least it's not Lonzo.

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    They ALL deserve blame. HOWEVER, the players go the way via the way their coach prepares them.

    You are seeing the results...............

    Time for some new ideas.
     
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  2. riverman

    riverman Writing Team

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    bullshit
     
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  3. DUB

    DUB Da, da da, da dah!

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    What happened to his floater? He spent a lot of time developing that, and it was quite effective, but he hasn’t even attempted it these playoffs.

    I agree. We will be better for the experience of a deep playoff run, and improvements can be made without drastic roster changes.
     
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  4. DDolla

    DDolla Well-Known Member

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    I just got my Lillard jersey but now I might return it... thanks for showing up Dame
     
  5. Dubsfan

    Dubsfan Active Member

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    It could have been a lot closer if there weren't any missed FT's. But you could tell there was no urgency the last 7 minutes of the game by the Blazers. Gotta play all 48 minutes hard if you want to beat the DUBS. Still need to win one more to move on and after what happened against Cleveland a few years ago, I don't concede anything till it's over.
     
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  6. RonBrewer

    RonBrewer Well-Known Member

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    Damian Lillard This Series
    Game 1: 4-12 FG’s, 7 turnovers
    Game 2: 6-16 FG’s, 2 turnovers
    Game 3: 5-18 FG’s, 5 turnovers.
    15 Made Shots-14 Turnovers
     
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    I watched this game, and maybe it's projection, but it just looked like the Warriors ripped the heart out of Portland at the end of the 4thQ in game 2.

    as soon a GS started the 3rd Q tonight, Portland looked deflated
     
  8. 3putt

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    I think it’s shitty offense and strategy. I’ve hated for many years the way they just walk the ball. Good example is when new players came onboard they wanted to run th n Stotts or somebody yells and say send it to Dame or cj who then proceed to walk it up the floor. Stotts and coaching staff just put that Draymond effort and energy of pushing it up floor on a loop and watch it until next year.
     
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  9. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    15-46 FG.
    That's the entire story.
     
  10. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    They came out ready to play. They were prepared by their coach.

    They didn't want to play as hard as Thompson and Green, so they lost.

    As simple as that.
     
  11. MarAzul

    MarAzul LongShip

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    Hey Stotts!
    Your team just quit.
    They weren't beaten, they just gave up.
     
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    Missed the second half, kind of glad I did.
     
  13. KingSpeed

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    This is the only game all year, our 100th game including preseason, where I was upset afterwards. This is a bummer. I want to return the T shirts I bought.

    The Warriors only made 8 threes. We shot more FTs. And we get destroyed.
     
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  14. Darkwebs

    Darkwebs Awakened to emptiness Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't be a sassy front-runner.
     
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  15. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Its true. He ran back in defense at 30% on multiple possessions. Wouldnt cut or move when he didnt have the ball. Jacked up a bunch of BS hero-ball shots.

    I know you dont anyone ceiticizing the Blazers on anything, ever, but Dame deserved it. And I'm NEVER critical of Dame.
     
  16. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig Blazersland Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I'm not going to blame anyone. It is what it is. If the Blazers decide to make a coaching change thats good. Probably time for something new.
     
  17. Labinot41

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    Sure they were responsible for his pathetic play, Meyers played probably the best game of his career, but hey let's blame him and defend Lillard again again and again for terrible Performance. Just accept the fact that Lillard is not even close on Currys level in the Playoffs, and some other players too
     
  18. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    Defense wins championships. Golden State didn't win titles until they became a great defensive team.
     
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  19. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Fouling and making the Blazers shoot free throws was a great defensive strategy.
     
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  20. RonBrewer

    RonBrewer Well-Known Member

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    I remember when the series started the talking heads were making it about the best two back courts in the game. Seems so long ago. What a joke lol
     
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