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 May 21, 2019.
  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. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Yeah, you're welcome for the gobs of space we gave Cook, and for the absolutely shitty closeouts on Jerebko.
     
  2. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Can we put up a "Stotts please don't play Harkless and Aminu together" billboard ?

    Seriously, we need more offensive power to beat the traps. Hood has to start
     
  3. BigGameDamian

    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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    I would rather start Layman and still bring Hood off the bench.
     
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    noknobs Well-Known Member

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    I counted four or five lay-ins not contested that we missed in the first half alone.
     
  5. TorturedBlazerFan

    TorturedBlazerFan Well-Known Member

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    Basically I knew they were cooked when in a span of 4-5 possessions CJ missed two lay ups, Kanter missed a couple layins and GS would get easy stuff on the other end. Even when they were only down 6 after 3 it did not feel good...
     
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    crandc Well-Known Member

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    This team has shown resilience all year. Every time you would swear they are done they bounce back. Had Game One jitters for sure, all those turnovers.

    We thought they were done when Nurk broke his leg, when they had to face OKC, when they list Game Four at home and got killed in Game Five.

    I don't think this team is throwing in the towel.
     
  7. BigGameDamian

    BigGameDamian Well-Known Member

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  8. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    Frendly reminder that we split the first two road games in both our previous series
     
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  9. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Friendly reminder that the Warriors are better than the Nuggets and Thunder.
     
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  10. SIeepwalker

    SIeepwalker The lone sane poster

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    This reminder was definitely not friendly
     
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  11. BonesJones

    BonesJones YouTube - TrueBlazerFan

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    Awww Im sorry. Honestly feel terrible right now.
     
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  12. trailblazer18

    trailblazer18 Well-Known Member

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    It's game day, let's do this Blazers!!!!
     
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    The Blazers should be more rested now mentally and physically. I expect Kerr to keep running and gunning because the Blazers haven't had that much rest (especially after that long ass series with Denver including the OT's) and play the bench more once there's a decent lead. Also, is Dame hurt? His hamstring grabbing an issue?
     
  14. TorturedBlazerFan

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    I didn't think either team played particularly well in game 1. I think GS played good defense, and got out in transition but both teams had a lot of areas they could be better. This is both good and bad news for the Blazers.
    I expect both teams to be sharper tonight.
     
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  15. riverman

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    Go get the split tonight! Go Good Guys!
     
  16. chris_in_pdx

    chris_in_pdx OLD SCHOOL

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    Steph and Klay going off didn't kill the Blazers. Aminu having a bad game didn't kill the Blazers. Dame and CJ having off games didn't kill the Blazers.

    TURNOVERS KILLED THE BLAZERS IN GAME 1.

    Take care of the ball, and everything else will fall into place.
     
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    Agreed. BUT...we also have to hope that GSW play as poorly as they did in G1. That was the game to steal, but when 25% of your possessions end in a turnover (and you only connect on 36% of your remaining possessions!) it's really hard to win.
     
  18. kjironman1

    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Here We Go BlaaaaZers Here We Go! Clap Clap
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    kjironman1 Talkin Truth! and Pissin People off!

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    Here We Go BlaaaaZers Here We Go! Clap Clap
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  20. BlazerBeav

    BlazerBeav Well-Known Member

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    It's raining today in the Bay, which should always be a good sign for Portland. Let's get this evened up!
     

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