Game Thread WESTERN FINALS, GAME 2: BLAZERS @ WARRIORS - 5/16/19, THURSDAY, 6PM, ESPN

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Darkwebs, May 14, 2019.

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If there was only one thing you can change, what would it be?

Poll closed Yesterday at 10:54 PM.
  1. Change the starting line-up

    5.1%
  2. Change the rotation (e.g., increase/decrease minutes for certain players, add/subtract players)

    6.8%
  3. Change the defensive schemes (e.g., against the pick-and-roll, defensive assignments, etc.)

    74.6%
  4. Change the offensive schemes

    3.4%
  5. Other

    1.7%
  6. Nothing. We'll be fine

    1.7%
  7. I have no idea

    6.8%
  1. ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP

    ThePosterFormerlyKnownAsTheHCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    One good thing coming from all this is Zac's play. I think he has shown he has developed into our starting PF. I didn't think he had it in him when he was drafted. I need to remind myself sometimes how young these guys are. I love his court vision and fire. He plays like TPFKATHCP posts on this forum!
     
  2. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    love the optimism.
    All year long and playoffs long we were counted out and this team has persevered.
     
  3. WesleyMatthews

    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    Turner ran the offense with both DameCJ off ball for extended stretches in the 4th quarter game 7.

    I wouldn't start with it, but I think you could try it some and see how it works.
     
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  4. blue9

    blue9 Well-Known Member

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    All I know is that Turner & Curry should never be on the floor together.
     
  5. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    Cugel Well-Known Member

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    I would say yes, unless its a guy like Curry, or even Dame as we have seen. A 30 footer for Curry on a night like last night is a good shot. There has to be help behind you if you go above the screen. Curry is such a fast shooter that it takes him only a few seconds to get enough room to get free. That's what I saw him do in the 4th quarter in against Houston in game 6. I thought Houston did a pretty solid job on him, but he still made some of those shots.

    If you give Klay or Steph 10 feet they are going to shoot and make it. That's what Zach did to Klay right when he checked in last night. I think it was Mark Jackson who went off on Zach about that.
     
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    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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  8. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    So if we can just make sure HCP doesn't make another alternative thread then Stotts will know which one to read and figure out how to design his offense.
    Last game was too confusing to get a real idea on what the fans want him to do?
     
  9. B-Roy

    B-Roy Blazer Fan

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    KD isn't playing. Please come out with an actual game plan.
     
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  10. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    RE The poll: From the choices, I went with change the defensive schemes.

    That would help, but the biggest factor is STOP TURNING THE BALL OVER

    If the Blazers take care of the ball, play their normal game, and put more pressure on Curry, they have a decent chance of beating GS
     
  11. Reep

    Reep Well-Known Member

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    I love Dame, but no more penetration for a no-look pass. The Warriors are the only ones looking.
     
  12. TBpup

    TBpup Writing Team

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    I thought jumping up in the air to pass ended in high school. Apparently I was mistaken.
     
  13. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Jumping up to pass BEFORE locating someone to pass to, while triple teamed, should have ended sooner than that.
     
  14. blue9

    blue9 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I don't think I've ever seen Dame play that poorly. I suspect he HASN'T played that poorly since grade school.
     
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  15. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Yeah they need to make someone else beat them other than Curry.
    Of all the people you give open shots to it would not be him.
     
  16. Dubsfan

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    Striking distance till the 2nd quarter. Then it was 9+ ahead from about then on. And partially realize that the bad shooting came from a good DUBS defense forcing bad shots and passes. If Dame and CJ can't hit, your team is in trouble. Guaranteed the DUBS crowd the paint again and force Dame and CJ to make bad passes again.
     
  17. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    6 at the 4th quarter but sure.
     
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    Also, our sucky bench scored 36 points. Cook and Jerebko buried a couple of 3's and Looney had a pretty good defensive game.
     
  19. James lamphear

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    Yea he went off him but the problem doesn't know how Stotts like his big man to play defense. So actually Zach did exactly what he was supposed to do. Maybe Jackson needs go off on Stotts for having the big man play like that in his system.
     
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  20. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett Exactly right.

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    That was surprising indeed.
     
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