Game Thread WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS, GAME 1: BLAZERS @ WARRIORS - 5/14/19, TUESDAY, 6:00 PM, ESPN

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, May 12, 2019.

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Predict the outcome of this series

Poll closed Sunday at 8:57 PM.
  1. Blazers in 4

    3.5%
  2. Blazers in 5

    2.4%
  3. Blazers in 6

    42.4%
  4. Blazers in 7

    17.6%
  5. Warriors in 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Warriors in 5

    17.6%
  7. Warriors in 6

    12.9%
  8. Warriors in 7

    3.5%
  1. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    Agreed.
    But experience tells me the real headline here is ya played like shit (against the champs) and the game was still winnable.
     
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    noknobs Well-Known Member

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    If we can just do literally everything better I think we have a good chance.
     
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  3. blue9

    blue9 Well-Known Member

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    We'll see in G2. Like I said - Terry and Dame better come correct. Because this was ripe for the taking and we GAVE it away.
     
  4. PHXBlazer1

    PHXBlazer1 Well-Known Member

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    Every game is winnable. Unless they dwell on this game going into game 2.
     
  5. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Any other team i would say yes. A Stotts team is not gonna run and you already know that.

    Fuck! Now you got me bashing Stotts.....
     
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  6. oldmangrouch

    oldmangrouch persona non grata

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    Dame had a bad game, but at least there is the sense that he knows it and feels some responsibility.

    Stotts coached a bad game and sounded like he either accepts no responsibility at all or just doesn't see that there is a problem.
     
  7. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    GREAT comparison. Dame owns it. Stotts gets snarky and almost goes Russell Westbrook with the reporter.
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    I think Zach will be the power forward next year and there know reason why he shouldn't be. I believe olshey will try find a way try to keep Kanter.
     
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  9. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    I like what Kanter has brought to this point. But if it comes down to having to let him walk then i say so be it.
     
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    blazerkor Well-Known Member

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    I think we can win this series if we switch on pick and rolls. I think we can get this next game on the road if Dame and CJ show their best.
     
  11. dviss1

    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Why can't WE FUCKING TRAP!?!?
     
  12. dviss1

    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    If Terry Stotts lays an egg in this series, WCF or not, he should go...
     
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  13. EGame

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

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    Well that was a yucky game. Only joy I can get from that is the fact that so far we are 0-3 on the first game on the road and 2-0 so far on the second game. So there is still hope to steal one. But man if we don't it'll get ugly fast.
     
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  14. PHXBlazer1

    PHXBlazer1 Well-Known Member

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    Just keep in mind, we could win by 1 point 4 times, and lose by 25 3 times and we'd still go to the finals. Stay calm and beat Golden St.
     
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  15. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers Ride the REmerge

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    Have not been a fan of small ball all year. You have to counter the opponent not match. Unfortunately despite the often positive results it's not on Terry's cards.
     
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    What some are not looking at here is that GSW is the number offense by percentage in just about every offensive category going against a Portland defense that's rated 12th in the playoffs.
     
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  17. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    That is a defense then that is 12th out of 16 playing against the 2 worst 3-pt shooting teams in the Playoffs in OKC an DEN. That is not encouraging when then going up against GS.
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    I could totally handle the guys being tired and worn down and simply just not being able to handle the energy.

    That's not what happened though. Having the big stand 10 feet away from a pick and roll is not on the players. This is a coaching strategy. Even the freaking announcers said in the 1st half you can't play that way and something has to change.

    I'm so fucking sick of asking the question why if at least 30 posters in here know how obvious this is and the announcers are befuddled at the lack of adjustments plus the opposing teams are clowning how easy it was to get shots, how can our own fucking coach not see this or do anything about it?

    Oh right, we aren't in the practices or the locker room so we're all wrong and Stotts is a genius!
     
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    hoopsjock Well-Known Member

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    So you're advocating that the defensive game plan to give two of the greatest shooters of all-time open looks all night was a good strategy?
     
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    Maybe go one less defender and sag back everyone. Take the strategy to the next level!!
     
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